The Osun State Police Command has paraded a 38-year old suspected ritualist for the unlawful possession of a human skull and 12 other criminals for various crimes.
Parading the suspect before newsmen, the state commissioner of police, Wale Olokode, said the suspected ritualist, Semiu Oyewo was arrested on 7th July by the Police patrol team along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road.
According to 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 police boss also paraded suspected bag snatchers who also specialize in carrying out attacks 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.