Police Arrest Two Suspected Ritualist in Possession of Human Skulls
Two men have been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command over unlawful possession of human skull.
While parading the suspects alongside 51 other suspects at the Police Headquarters in Ibadan on Friday, CP Shina Olukolu said that they were arrested for offenses such as armed robbery, murder, kidnapping, rituals and cultism, The Nation reports.
Olukolu said that Basiru Abdullahi(m) and Martin Adekola(m) from Oja Funi area of Ede in Osun were arrested on July 11 at about 1600hours by the command’s patrol team attached to Ikoyi-Ile/Ogbomoso road for unlawful possession of human skull.
He said that the suspects, who were paraded with two human skulls, were unable to give satisfactory account of the human skulls upon interrogation, adding investigation was still ongoing.
The commissioner of police said the command arrested Aliyu Abdullahi and Musa Abubakar in connection with the alleged murder of Rabiu Tiamiyu, a cow butcher on May 22 at about 1500hrs around Iseyin.
Olukolu said that the duo allegedly murdered Tiamiyu, while his apprentice Olusola Oluokun was rescued at same spot in his pool of blood.
He said that the suspects also dispossessed their victims of one million, two hundred thousand naira, a TECHNO cell phone and a Boxer Bajaj Motorcycle.
“”The suspects confessed to the crime and explained in details how they invited the deceased to their village where he was brutally murdered after dispossessing him of his money and valuables,’’ he said.