Authorities of the Osun State Police Command have arrested a 42-year old man, identified as Adesina Adeniyi for allegedly being in possession of two human skulls and a decomposing liver.
He was said to have been arrested by mobile policemen along Ibadan-Iwo road during the routine stop and search operation.
Parading the suspects on Tuesday before journalists at the headquarters of the Osun State Police command, the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Babatunde Kokumo said the suspect was arrested on the 28th January 2020 at 1:00 pm.
According to him, “personnel of No. 39 Police Mobile Force, attached to lwo Area Command while on routine stop and search on visibility policing to prevent and detect crimes along Iwo/Ibadan Road, Iwo, Osun State, intercepted a commercial bus and a thorough search conducted on their persons led to the recovery of two severed human skulls and a decomposing liver.”
“The suspect, Adesina Adeniyi, a 42-year-old of Kajola area, Iwo, confessed that the recovered human skulls and liver were removed from Muslim cemetery and mortuary where he worked as an attendant.”
Kokumo continued “diligent investigation conducted by Police detectives led to the arrest of his accomplice, one Oluwole Olapade, 58 years of Yemetu Area, Ibadan, Oyo State who had promised to pay the sum of N20,000 for a skull to be used for charms and both suspects have made useful statement to the Police.”
He added that a marching order had been given for the recovery of the body for identification while suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of the investigation.
Meanwhile, Kokumo also disclosed that one suspected armed robber, simply identified as Raymond was shot dead by Police on Sunday around Osu-Ilesa expressway, just two other members of the robbery gang were arrested.
He stated that “on 2nd February, 2020 at 4:00am, following a tip-off from intelligence-led policing, a combined team of operation “Puff Adder” attached to Osu Divisional Police Headquarters and Vigilante group engaged some suspected armed robbers in a gun duel at Oluwadatiti forest along Osu-llesa express road”
“Consequently, during the cause of exchange of gunfire, one of the suspected robbers simply identified by his cohorts as Raymond from Okene in Kogi State received bullet wounds and was later confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
“Two other members of the robbery gang, Emmanuel Okafor (31years) from Umuleri in Anambra State and Chinedu Francis (25years) from Ohafia in Abia State surrendered themselves for arrest after a hot chase by policemen.