The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old man who was caught with a human skull around the Asese area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, told journalists on Friday that the suspect was arrested at about 12:00 pm on the same day, by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) who were on routine patrol of the area.
According to him, the arrest was made possible following a tip off by a member of the public.
”His arrest followed an information from a member of the public who called the attention of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives to two men with a sack coming out of a nearby bush.
“He informed us that he went into the bush to ease himself when he saw the two men hiding what look like a human head in a sack. Upon the information, the Policemen went after the two men and subsequently got one of them arrested while the other one escaped,” Oyeyemi said.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed that a herbalist had instructed him and his fleeing partner to bring the human skull which would be used for money making rituals.
Reacting to the news, the Baale of Asese, Chief Kasumu Sonola commended the FSARS team for their quick response and routine patrol of the area.
He also urged them to intensify the patrol in order to rid the area of criminals.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered a manhunt for the fleeing partner of the suspect and prosecution of the arrested suspect.