Men of the Osun State Police Command have arrested two suspected ritualists, Adesina Adeniyi 42, and Oluwole Olapade, 58.
Parading the suspects before newsmen today Tuesday February 4th, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Johnson Kokumo said one of the suspects, Adeniyi, a patent medicine shop owner, was arrested with two human skulls and a liver found on him in Iwo while travelling in a commercial bus to Ibadan, Oyo State.
Suspected ritualists arrested with human skulls in Osun (graphic photo)
According to the police boss, the suspect who resides at Kajola area in Iwo revealed during interrogation that the skull and the liver were recovered from a Muslim cemetery and a mortuary in the town, where he was an attendant.
Following the gruesome murder of Favour Oladele-Daley, we have pledged to rid the state of a ritual element in the state and during one of such efforts, a suspected ritualist was caught with two human skull and other human parts. After the arrest of the suspect and upon diligent investigation, his accomplice, Oluwole Olapade, a resident of Yemetu in Ibadan was trailed and arrested. Olapade, a native doctor, who required human skull for charm had pledged to pay N20,000 per skull to the attendants. He had gotten a skull before which he claimed did not produce money, hence, he decided another skull should be procured for use”, the Commissioner of police said
While responding to questions from journalists, Adeniyi said
“I sourced for the skull in an open cemetery in the town and I have gotten one for him before and was suppose to deliver another one to him before I was caught. For now I operate a patent medicine store and yet to be married.“