The Osun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a 38-year old suspected ritualist for an unlawful possession of human skull and 12 others for various crimes.
The suspected ritualist, Semiu Oyewo was arrested on 7th July by the Police patrol team along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road.
According to the command’s commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, the police “intercepted one Honda Accord vehicle with Reg. No. AGL 412 CD black colour driven by the suspect one Semiu Oyewo ‘m’ of Alamole area, Ondo road, Ile-Ife, searched the vehicle and recovered the above named exhibits.”
“During the course of investigation and interrogation, the suspect confessed that, he is an herbalist and bought the suspected human skull from his co-herbalist one Ige ‘m’ aka Igwe of Apomu who had absconded.
“The said suspected human skull was bargained for twenty five thousand naira only (N25, 000.00) while he paid twenty thousand naira only (N20, 000.00) to later balance five thousand naira only (N5, 000.00)
“The Police navigated its investigation to the house of the arrested suspected and recovered various ‘Juju’ and fetish items which they hid in the bush.” Olokode said.
The command also paraded suspected bag snatchers who also specialise in carrying out attack on POS shop.
The suspects include 18-year old Hammed Kehinde; 19-year old Musa Nurudeen; 22-year old Ibrahim Kazeem and 18-year old Ganiyu Musibau.
Eight other suspects were also paraded for criminal offences raging from motorcycle snatching, armed robbery to cultism.