Policemen in Osun State have arrested a 38-year-old herbalist, Semiu Oyewo, with a human skull in the Ile-Ife area of the state.
Osun Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, made this known during the parade of suspects at the police command in Osogbo the state capital.
The Commissioner said Oyewo was arrested during a routine patrol on Ile-Ife-Ibadan road on July 7.
Olokode explained that at about 8.00am, the police team on routine highway patrol on Ile-Ife/Ibadan road intercepted a Honda Accord vehicle with Reg. No. AGL 412 CD.
He said the car, which was black in colour, was driven by the suspect, who lives at Alamole area, Ondo road, Ile-Ife.
“When the team searched the vehicle, they discovered one human skull, snails and items suspected to be charm in the suspect’s car.”
“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 has absconded.
“He said the suspected human skull is bargained for N25, 000 while he paid N20, 000 to later balance N5, 000 to his friend.
“The police later went to the house of the suspect where various ‘Juju’ and fetish items which are hidden in the bush were recovered,” he said.
Olokode said the suspect would be charged to court after the conclusion of the necessary investigation.