Akorede holding the skulls

Police have arrested a cemetery worker, Oluwatosin Akorede, with two human skulls at Isale Oko area of Sagamu, Ogun State. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this in a statement yesterday, said policemen on routine patrol nabbed the suspect about 7p.m. on Sunday. Oyeyemi said Akorede was currently undergoing interrogation with a view of unravelling the motive behind his action.

He said: “Policemen led by the DPO, SP Moses Aduroja, were on routine patrol of the area.“The suspect, who is said to be working in a cemetery situated on Ayepe Road, Sagamu, is currently undergoing interrogation with the view of unravelling the motive behind his action.”

It was learnt that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the transfer of the suspect to the command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta for further investigation. In a related development, the police arrested two suspects, Wole Oke (38) and Wasiu Adesina (30), for allegedly being in possession of human parts.

Oke and Adesina were nabbed at Ijemo Idi Aro area of Abeokuta by policemen attached to Oke Itoku Division led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Abeni Farinre. “The two (suspects) took to their heels with a leather bag on sighting policemen and they were hotly chased and got arrested.

“On searching the bag with them, it was discovered that it contained human bones. On interrogation, one of the suspects, Wole Oke, confessed that it was the bone of his sister who died four years ago. “He further stated that one herbalist sent him to go and bring it for money ritual purpose,” the PPRO said.

Oyeyemi added that the police commissioner had also ordered the transfer of the two suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation. He added that Iliyasu had given an order for the immediate arrest of the herbalist mentioned by the suspects.

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