A self-acclaimed Islamic cleric, Jamiu Olasheu, who is 35 years old, and three others have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for been in possession of a human skull.
A statement by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, “Trouble started for the suspects when a Police patrol team from Agbara Division, which was on routine crime prevention patrol of the area, accosted two men on a motorcycle at Kofedoti area of Agbara. The two men, Teslim Ayeniromo ‘m’ 45yrs and Sunday Kolade ‘m’ 35yrs were asked to come down for search consequent upon which a human skull was discovered in a sack found on them.
“The duo were promptly arrested and taken to Agbara Divisional headquarters where the DPO, CSP Adegbite Omotayo, personally interrogated them. On interrogation, they claimed that the human skull was given to them by one Micheal Osanyinbi ‘m’ 51 years for onward delivery to the Islamic cleric. They led the DPO to the house of the man who gave them the skull who in turn led the police to the self-acclaimed cleric.
“The cleric made a confessional statement that he actually requested for the skull which Micheal Osanyinbi promised to get for him at the rate of N25,000 and N1,000 for the bike man who will deliver it to him. He stated further that the skull is needed for a yet to be disclosed ritual.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliaysu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Special Anti Robbery Squad for further investigation and prosecution.”