The Ogun Police Command has nabbed three suspects — Saibu Popoola, Aliu Ajiroba and Jimoh Ijiola — for allegedly being in possession of two human skulls.
According to police report, the suspects were arrested on Thursday when policemen attached to Ayetoro Division were on routine patrol and accosted the duo of Popoola and Ajiroba on a Bajaj motorcycle along Idagba Olodo Road, with a bag which looked suspicious.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said a search was conducted on them and the two human skulls were discovered in the said bag.
He said the duo were promptly arrested and taken to Ayetoro Police Station where they told the investigators that the skulls were given to them by Jimoh Ijiola who live in Erinpa area of the town.
Oyeyemi said based on the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Ayetoro Division, Makinde Kayode, led detectives to the resident of the suspect where he was also arrested.
He said, “In his own statement, Ijiola denied being the person that gave them the skulls, but said that they all got them from neighbouring Republic of Benin and that their intention was to use it for money rituals.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the case to be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta, for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspects.