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How we nabbed Herbalist with 8 human skulls —Ondo Police

…..Each human skull costs me N30,000 —Suspect confesses

A suspected ritualist named Yusuf Adinohi arrested yesterday at Isua-Akoko in Ondo State for being possession of eight human skulls, has confessed to the ctime.

The suspect who is a middle-aged man, is said to be coming from Okene in Kogi State and heading to Osogbo in Osun state before he was apprehended by security officers at about 11 am at Agbasi Locust checkpoint in Ase area of Isua Akoko.

Reports had it, that a team of security operatives in Ondo State intercepted and arrested the suspected ritualist with eight dry human skulls and charms while on board to Osogbo, in Oke-Onitea area.

It was confirmed that a commercial car with four passengers and with registration No;-LKJ 148 AJ, deep ashes colour, driven by Kabiru Abubakar of about 35-years old was coming from Okene,in Kogi State,and heading to Osogbo in Osun State.

The Commissioner of Police in Ondo State, Mr Abayomi Oladipo, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Akure, said the suspect was apprehended during stop and search security operations at Isua Akoko.

“He was stopped at the above mentioned Locust checkpoint on ‘Stop and Search’ exercise by the security operatives.

“However, in the course of searching the vehicle, the operatives discovered eight smelling dried human skulls hidden inside a Sac bag of gari and one other big aluminium basin of garri respectively and a handful of some charms and amulets.

“Upon investigation, one of the passengers of the vehicle, Yusuf Adinohi of about 37- years old, admitted being the owner of the eight smelly dry skulls and that he was going to Osogbo around Oke-Onitea area to deliver the human skulls to one Opeifa, an herbalist.

“He equally mentioned other customers he usually supply human skulls to, to include; Almonsoo who lives at Oke-Onitea, Osogbo, Alfaa Agba who lives at Oke Ontea and also Oshoyemi who resides around Oja Oba area.

The suspect further confessed that the human skulls were usually handed over to him by one, Imaila living at Oboroke in Okene, and that each head is being sold for between, thirty thousand naira (N30,000) and thirty five thousand (N35,000).

However, the Police Commissioner said the suspect would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID in Akure with his case file for further  investigations.

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