The police said it would not disclose the names of those arrested.
The Oyo State Police Command said on Thursday that it had arrested eight people in connection with the discovery of a kidnappers’ den in Soka area of Ibadan.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Clet-Ilobanafor, stated this when Femi Omolaja, the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 11, visited the site.
The police spokesperson said that the names of the arrested suspects would however not be made public yet.
“We are working hard on the case and very soon, we shall bring to book perpetrators of the deadly and inhuman act.
“We are already making headway with the arrested eight persons, but we would love to keep their identities secret for now because investigations are still on,” he said.
The AIG, however, assured members of the public that the police would not relent until those who operated the death camp were arrested and prosecuted.
He said his visit was at the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Malam Mohammed Abubakar.
“I want to thank the people for their cooperation and patience. I also urge everyone to be sensitive to happenings in their environment and report any suspicious movement to security agents immediately,” he said.
Mr. Omolaja, thereafter, warned members of the public to desist from taking laws into their hands. He said they should stop attacking mad people they suspect to be ritualists.
The AIG, however, said that it was necessary to stop demolition work on the site in order to aid police investigation.
“Forensic experts must be allowed to evaluate the place before the demolition can be completed,’’ he said.
Over 20 corpses and emaciated living people were discovered in the building on Saturday.
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