Following a tip by a member of the public, a young man was yesterday, apprehended by men of the Ogun State Police Command for being in possession of a human skull.
A 25-year-old man idenified as Babalola Alex, has been arrested with a human skull in the early hours of Thursday by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Ogun State Police Command who were on a routine patrol in the Asese area of the state.
According to a report by PUNCH, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrest of the Ondo State-born suspect, followed information from a member of the public, who called the attention of operatives to two men with a sack.
He said the informant told them that he went into the bush to urinate when he saw the two men hiding what looked like a human skull in the sack.
He said, “On receiving the information, the policemen went after the two men and subsequently got one of them arrested, while the other one escaped. On searching the sack with the arrested suspect, it was discovered that it contained a human skull.”
He said the suspect, on interrogation, disclosed that a herbalist asked him and his accomplice, whom he simply identified as Ijebu, to bring a human skull for money-making rituals.
The Baale of Asese, Chief Kasumu Sonola, commended the FSARS team for their quick intervention and routine patrol of the area. He urged them to intensify the patrol in order to rid the area of criminals.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered a manhunt for the fleeing accomplice and prosecution of Alex.