Two suspected ritualists, Emmanuel Aro and Anu Olofinju have been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command with a human skull along ijoun road, Eggua in Yewa north local government area of the State.
A statement by the Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta on Sunday, indicated that the duo of Aro and Olofinju were arrested on Friday, October 4, following a complaint by one Amoo Bankole.
Bankole, according to Oyeyemi had reported to the Eggua police station that the suspects had gone to the cemetery where his mother was buried few months ago and allegedly dug the grave of his mother, exhumed the corpse and cut off the head.
Oyeyemi explained that, immediately the report was made, policemen were quickly mobilised to the scene of the incident, “but met the two men along the road.”
The Command’s Spokesman added, “They (suspects) were promptly accosted, and on searching the bag they carried, the skull of a woman was discovered there in.”
“The complainant (Bankole) identified the skull to be that of his mother and on interrogation, the suspects confessed to committing the crime, they admitted that they intended to use the skull for money making ritual,” Oyeyemi disclosed.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.