ABUJA – The Nigeria Police Force has arrested eight suspects with eleven human skulls, bones and powerded material suspected to be grinded bones.
Force PRO, Jimoh Moshood in a statement, said the arrests were made after several complaints received at the ‘D’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Adewole, Ilorin Kwara State on cases of missing persons, kidnapping, murder, killings for rituals, and exhuming of dead bodies from where buried, removing of human skull and other human parts of their victims.
He noted that “the Inspector General of Police on receipt of the Situation Report from the Kwara State Police Command, immediately directed the IGP Monitoring Unit to proceed to Kwara State and assist the Kwara State Police Command in their investigation of the matter, arrest perpetrators to bring them to justice.
“The Police Joint Investigation Team on arrival to Ilorin, Kwara State on the 5thof October, 2018 assisted by the personnel of ‘D’ Divisional Police headquarters, Adewole, Kwara Police Command, working on actionable intelligence from public spirited individuals in the area, swung into action, obtained search warrant and moved into the house of one Azeez Yakub of No. 20 Ile Opa Adeta Compound, Ilorin. During the search eleven Human Skulls, some pieces of human bones, human hairs, and powder suspected to be grinded human bones and charms were recovered in the house.”
The statement also added that further investigations by the Special Team of the IGP Monitoring Unit led to the arrest of seven other suspects, Azeez Yakub, Abdulrasaq Babamale, Aishat Yunisa, Lukman Saka, Ahmed Yahaya, Abdulfatai Kadri a.k.a (Adedoyin) – Vigilante Commander, Adeta Zone, Ilorin, Soliu Ayinde a.k.a Baba Fawasi, Abdulganiyu Bamidele.
“The suspects were involved in kidnapping, murder, ritual killings, exhuming of dead bodies from where buried in the community, removing their vital body parts such as the skull, genital organs, eyes, human hair, certain body bones and sell to prominent personalities in the country for rituals and spiritual powers. The suspects confessed and admitted to have sold 31 human heads to some personalities in Ilorin and other towns in Kwara State and other contiguous states to Kwara State.”