The Osun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded several suspects for various offences, including a 38-year old suspected ritualist, Semiu Oyewo, for being in possession of human skull.
The thirteen suspects paraded at the Police Headquarters in Osogbo, also included three teenagers who allegedly involved themselves in armed robbery, cultism, and snatching of motorcycles across the state.
The teenage suspects are Hammed Kehinde (18), Musa Nurudeen (19) and Ganiyu Musibau (18).
Others are, 22-year old Ibrahim Kazeem, Lasisi Wasiu (21), Sunday Olamiposi (21), Olumide Ajayi (20), Ife Michael (20) and Kamilu Adeoti (24), David Emmanuel (22), Ogene Jide (23), Adekanmi Emmanuel (22), and Oriowo Gbenga (20).
Oyewo was arrested on 7th July by the Police patrol team along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road.
The Commissioner of Police, Osun State, Wale Olokode, said that the police “intercepted one Honda Accord vehicle with Reg. No. AGL 412 CD black colour driven by the suspect, one Semiu Oyewo of Alamole area, Ondo Road, Ile-Ife, searched the vehicle and recovered the human skull and other fetish items.”
“During the course of investigation and interrogation, the suspect confessed that, he is a herbalist and bought the suspected human skull from his co-herbalist one Ige 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.”
The Command also paraded suspected bag snatchers who also specialised in carrying out attack on POS looks in the state.
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