Two workers have been fingered in the unlawful theft of human skulls from the cemetery for the purpose of rituals.
The suspects identified as Adesina Adeniyi 42, and Oluwole Olapade, 58 have been remanded by the Osun state Police Command after their involvement in the skull theft was exposed.
Johnson Kokumo, state commissioner of Police who spoke to newsmen confirmed that Adeniyi was caught with two human skulls and a liver while on his way to Ibadan.
He said the suspect confessed to stealing the skull stating that would not be his first time of stealing human body part from the cemetary where he worked as an attendant.
“Following the murder of one Favour Oladele-Daley, we decided to rid the state of a ritual element in the state and during one of such efforts, a suspected ritualist was caught with two human skull and other human parts.”
”Upon investigation after the arrest of the suspect, his accomplice, Oluwole Olapade, a resident of Yemetu in Ibadan was trailed and arrested. Olapade, a native doctor, who required human skull for charm had pledged to pay N20,000 per skull to the attendants.”
”He told us that he got the skull before which he claimed did not produce money, hence, he decided another skull should be procured for use” said Commissioner Kokumo Johnson
Adeniyi who owns a patent medicine store said he had customers who paid him handsomely in exchange for the skulls.