Police arrest suspected ritualists that buys human skulls for N20,000
The police in Osun State on Tuesday paraded two suspected ritualists, Adesina Adeniyi 42, and Oluwole Olapade, 58, who were caught with two human skulls.
The Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo while parading the suspect said Adeniyi, a patent medicine shop owner, was arrested in Iwo while travelling in a commercial bus to Ibadan, Oyo State.
Adeniyi was said to have been caught with two human skulls and a liver after a thorough search by men of 39 Police Mobile Force attached to Iwo Area Command.
The suspect who resides at Kajola area in Iwo during interrogation revealed to police that the skull and the liver were recovered from a Muslim cemetery and a mortuary in the town, where he was an attendant.
The commissioner said after diligent investigation, the suspect’s accomplice, Oluwole Olapade, a resident of Yemetu in Ibadan was trailed and arrested.
Olapade, who is a native doctor, uses human skull for charm and had promised Adeniyi N20,000 per skull.
The police commissioner said Adeniyi had gotten the native doctor a skull before but he claimed it did not produce money, so he decided another skull should be procured for use.
Adeniyi, while been paraded told journalists that they source for the skulls in a cemetery in the town.
He said, “I sourced for the skull in an open cemetery in the town and I have gotten one for him before and was supposed to deliver another one to him before I was caught.
“For now I operate a patent medicine store and yet to be married.
“The native doctor claimed to have known Adeniyi for long because his father was his acquittance before his demise.