Another suspected ritualists den was on Wednesday uncovered by the Ogun State Police Command in the Unity and Peace Estate along Itele-Lafenwa Road, Ota, Ado Odo-Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The den was uncovered following a miraculous escape of a 28-year-old lady, who had been kept in an uncompleted building in the estate with her hands and feet bound.
It was gathered that the kidnappers had tied, blind folded the lady and gagged her and told her that they would come for her in the night.
But she was reported to have struggled to free herself and rolled towards the entrance of the building.
It was there that passers-by in the area saw her and rescued her. She had sustained injuries on her head.
The lady did not disclose her identity before policemen from Itele Police Station arrived at the scene, and cordoned off the area.
When policemen combed the surroundings of the uncompleted building, decomposing bodies of two female victims were found in the bush. Bones of other victims also littered the place.
Narrating how she got into the den, the lady said she had met one of her captors two weeks ago, and they struck a relationship.
But she said the man called about two days ago, that he had secured a contract of N1.5m for her at a site in the estate where she would supply bags of cement.
But on getting to the site, the ‘boyfriend’, who lured her to the building, was joined by other members of the gang who had hid in the bush, and they began to rough-handle her.
She said, “I met one of the ritualists’ two weeks ago and the relationship became deeper after the guy introduced himself as a contractor and promised to link me up with juicy contracts.
“The man called me two days ago and told me about a contract worth about N1.5m but I could not go and meet him because I was sick. The man later came to my residence in Lagos and still persuaded me to come for the contract deal.
“But on getting to the Unity and Peace Estate, we headed for an uncompleted building. One other person joined us. But I was surprised when got to the building, I smelt a rat, because the building was already plastered and the floor had been cemented too.
“But before I knew what hit me, both of them pounced on me, beat me up and attempted to rape me. But I was having my monthly flow, that was what dissuaded them. They then tied both my hands and legs, covered my face and mouth with cloth. They promised to come back at night to complete their assignment. It was a miracle that passers-by rescued me.”
Some residents of the community, who spoke to journalists, said they were startled at the discovery.
Some of them claimed that they always perceived some unpleasant odour from the area but believed it emanated from a poultry farm nearby.
It was gathered that the policemen had arrested the owner of the building while the suspected kidnappers and ritualists were on the run.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident, stressing that the scene was not a normal environment, which he claimed should be ritualists or kidnappers den.
Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of police, confirmed that two decomposing bodies and some human skeletons were recovered from the scene.