Ibadan, Nigeria – An Islamic Cleric and ten (10) other persons have been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for having in possession ten (10) human skulls ands.
It was gathered that the wife of the self-proclaimed cleric, identified as Amuludun, told security operatives that she only knew her husband as an Islamic cleric and was surprised when the human heads (nine dried skulls and a freshly harvested head) were found in his possession.
According to her, she went to her husband’s office to collect money for foodstuff when the police came and searched the office where the skulls were found, Daily Independent reports.
The spokesman of the command, SP Adewale Osifeso, said that discreet intelligence gathering carried out on February 22 by a police monitoring unit uncovered the criminal activities of the suspects.
He explained that operatives cracked down on the suspected ritualists who specialized in selling human skulls and other organs for ritual purposes in their hideout at Orita-Aperin area of Ibadan, noting that the 11 members of the criminal gang confessed to the crime upon interrogation.
Osifeso further said that the suspects confessed that the dry human skulls were harvested from burial grounds and that the fresh human head and other body organs were harvested from persons after being killed by their kingpin, identified as Amuludun, who was at large.