A 27-year-old man miraculously escaped death in the early hours of Tuesday after he was attacked by suspected ritual killers who tried to use him for rituals in Ibadan the Oyo state capital.
According to an eye witness, Wole Williams, the victim suddenly ran out of a bush path of the Obafemi Awolowo stadium after being attacked by the suspected ritualists.
The eye witness noted that on hearing the victim, a search party was organised to fish out the suspected ritualists in the bush after the ritualist had escaped from his den.
“I was here when we suddenly saw the man running out of the bush, at first, we thought it was two madmen fighting because we had lots of madmen living around this place, we decided to move close to him when they continued shouting for help, on getting there, he explained how a ritualist suddenly grabbed him from behind and started eating his mouth, palm and had removed his teeth while he struggled with the ritualist before he eventually escaped”.
“While searching for the suspected ritualist, a small place serving as a shelter for the ritualist was seen covered with a mosquito net.”
According to Nigerian Tribune, items such as bones suspected to be remnants of the part of victims, mosquito net, iPhone charger, bags, ATM cards, male and female clothing, an MP3 player were discovered at the scene of the crime which is believed to belong to the suspected ritual killers.
The victim was taken to a hospital by the men of the Nigerian police force.
While the victim was being taken away, angry mobs lynched on the mentally challenged men around the venue whom they suspect to be perpetrators of the crime.