Residents of Iwo in Osun State on Monday razed the house of a vulcanizer following the discovery of six fresh human heads and a decomposed body of an unidentified woman in his premises.
The vulcanizer identified as Monsuru resides at Yemoja area of the town.
The incident which occurred on Monday evening was said to have stunned residents of the community.
An angry mob, mostly youths reportedly mobilized and set the house ablaze.
The vulcanizer, however, escaped being lynched by the irate mob during a prompt intervention by the police.
Tribune Online gathered that the alleged ritualist has been operating the den for six years.
Eyewitness account further revealed that the police got to know about the incident following a tip-off from the people living around the vicinity.
A police officer who preferred anonymity told our reporter that it was the tip-off of people living around the area that led them to the scene.
He, however, assured that police would get to the root of the matter.
Calls put across to the state police command public relations officer did not go through as at the time of filing this report.
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