A 35-year-old Islamic cleric, identified as Jamiu Olasheu been arrested alongside three others for being in possession of a human skull.
It was gathered that the two of the suspects: Teslim Ayeniromo, 45, and Sunday Kolade, 35, were accosted on a motorcycle, at Kofedoti area of Ogun state, by a team of policemen attached to Agbara division.
During a search, the human skull was discovered in a bag one of them held, consequent upon which they were whisked to the Police station.
Upon interrogation by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Adegbite Omotayo, the suspects confessed that the skull was given to them by one Micheal Osanyinbi, adding that they were on their way to deliver it to the Islamic cleric when they were intercepted.
Confirming their arrest, spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, “They led the DPO to the house of the man who gave them the skull. The man in turn, led the police to the self acclaimed cleric’s house.
“The Islamic cleric has made confessional statement that he actually requested for the skull which Micheal Osanyinbi promised to get for him at N25,000 and an additional N1,000 for the motorbike man who will deliver it to him.
“He stated further that the skull is needed for a ritual.”
DSP Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliaysu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Special Anti Robbery Squad for further investigation and prosecution.