Jamiu Olasheu, A a 35-year-old cleric, has been apprehended with three others, for stealing a human skull.
Two suspects— Teslim Ayeniromo, 45, and Sunday Kolade, 35— were approached on a motorcycle, at Kofedoti area of Ogun state, by a small team of policemen attached to Agbara division.
While searching, a human skull was found in a bag one of them held, immediately they were all bundled to the police station. During interrogation, the suspects revealed that the skull was given to them by one Michael Osanyinbi and that they were on their way to give it to the cleric when they were intercepted.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi the spokesman for Ogun State Police Command, who confirmed the arrest, 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 cleric has made a 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.” Meanwhile, 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.”