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Police Seek Herbalists’ Partnership In Fight Against Kidnappers, Ritualists

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As kidnapping and human parts business continues to thrive in Ogun State, the state’s Police Command has resulted to partnering herbalists in the state to help curb the menace.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, during a one-day workshop organised by the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Sango-Ota titled “Role of Traditional Medicine Practitioners”, called on traditional medicine men in the state to partner the security force on effective policing.

According to the Police Commissioner, medicine practitioners in the state can help by way of “Regularising their practice, carry out membership registration to eliminate quacks and also screen their clients to ascertain the genuineness and legality of the help they seek.”

Ibraheem Olaniyan, Chairman of the Ogun State PCRC, added that the workshop became inevitable as kidnapping and ritual-related crimes were on the rise.

“The PCRS is tired of reports of imams, pastors and herbalists caught with human parts or defiling a teenager” he said.