The discovery of a baby placenta in the residence of a man, identified simply as Alfa Gani, is causing confusion in the Laduba community, Ogidi area of Ilorin, Kwara State.
The discovery was made when some volunteers went round the Laduba community to appeal for financial contributions from residents for the repair of a faulty transformer in the area. It was said that the volunteers perceived offensive odour at Gani’s residence, which they later reported to other members of the community.
It was said that curious to know what smelled, some members of the community rushed to Gani’s residence and demanded an explanation for the offensive odour oozing from his house. Gani initially accused the community members of intruding into his privacy.
He was said to have rushed to the Oloje Police Station to report the community members. The source added that before Gani could come back with the police, the community members had entered his house and discovered a boy with a baby placenta.
The enraged community members were said to have beaten up the boy, making him to confess that he was asked to prepare a charm by Gani, who allegedly exhumed the placenta.
While this was going on, our correspondent gathered that a woman, whose baby naming ceremony was recently held near Gani’s house, arrived at the scene. On seeing the placenta, she was said to have rushed to where the placenta of her new-born baby was buried, only to discover that it was missing.
She was said to have raised the alarm, alerting the community members to the ugly development. When he came back with the policemen to arrest the community members, the commotion was still in progress.
The source said, “The residents narrated their discovery to the policemen.
It was at that point that the policemen decided to search the entire house including an uncompleted building behind the suspect’s house, after which they discovered some human parts.”
It was gathered that the enraged mob vandalised Gani’s house and set it on fire.