Three suspects have been apprehended for the alleged removal of a human skull from a cemetery for ritual purposes.
According to a statement issued by DSP Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos State on Sunday, policemen from Area ‘E’ Command, Festac arrested the suspects.
One of the suspects identified as Dauda Tijani, 42, lives at No. 23, Omomwunmi St., Orege Ajegunle while the other, Olawale Shodolamu, 70, a herbalist, Seun Falana, and the last is a staff member of Trinity Cemetery in Ajegunle who is 37.
DSP Elkana said Tijani was intercepted at Alakija Bus stop along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway by the police, who found on him a black polythene bag containing a human skull.
The suspect confessed that he was sent by the herbalist, Shodolamu, to collect the skull from a cemetery’s attendant claimed that he bought the human skull from Falana at the sum of N10, 000 only.
“The suspected herbalist usually grinds the human skull together with other substances to prepare herbs and charms for his customers,’’ Elkana alleged.
He said that the third suspect confessed that he had been digging graves in the past to remove human skulls and sell to herbalists.
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