An Islamic cleric, Jamiu Olasheu, and three others have been arrested for being in possession of a human skull in Ogun State.
The Ogun State police command’s public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said a police patrol team, who were on routine patrol, accosted the suspects who were on a motorcycle at Kofedoti area of Agbara.
“The two men, Teslim Ayeniromo, 45, and Sunday Kolade, 35, were asked to come down for search consequent upon which a human skull was discovered in a sack found on them,” Mr Oyeyemi said.
He said the duo were promptly arrested. He added that the suspects claimed the human skull was given to them by one Micheal Osanyinbi for delivery to the Islamic cleric.
“They led the DPO to the house of the man who gave them the skull, who in turn led the police to the self-acclaimed cleric. .
The cleric has made a confessional statement that he requested for the skull which Micheal Osanyinbi promised to get for him at the rate of N25,000. He stated further that the skull is needed for a yet to disclose ritual.”