Luck ran out for a 70-year-old man, Michael Omolayo, suspected to be a ritualist, as he was arrested in Akure, the Ondo State capital for packing human hair in large quantities from a barbershop.
According to reports, Omolayo was almost lynched by residents of Oke-Emesho area of Akure, after he recieved the hair from a woman who had allegedly assisted him to pack the hair from a shop owned by a barber identifed as Desmond.
His luck however ran out as he was sighted by some residents who immediately raised the alarm.
A search by residents on the septuagenarian’s house was said to have led to the discovery of some strange objects.
A source in the area said: “Some strange objects were found in the house and this prompted the head of the community, Chief James Abiodun, to order his arrest and be taken to the Deji of Akure’s palace along with the strange objects found in his house. The community head also said the issue could only be resolved through traditional means.”
The source further disclosed that the woman, who was seen handing over the human hair to the suspect, confessed to the allegation at the Deji’s palace.
Confirming the development, the Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure, Mr Michael Adeyeye, said the palace would hand over the suspect to the police.