Man arrested with eight skulls, human parts in Ondo

Police in Ondo State have arrested a man, Yusuf Adenoyin, for being in possession of eight human skulls in Isua, the headquarters of the Akoko South-East Local Government.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, on Wednesday, explained that the police personnel attached to the Police Safer Highway Patrol at the Isua/Epinmi checkpoint arrested the suspect while performing their lawful duty.

Odunlami said, “On June 10, 2024, at about 0800hrs, personnel attached to the Police Safer Highway Patrol at Isua/Epinmi checkpoint while performing their lawful duty flagged down a Nissan Salon car en route Akure. While the vehicle was being searched, one of the passengers took to his heels and the police pursued and arrested him.

“His load was searched and eight dry human skulls, fresh human flesh, and charms were found in a wrapped polythene bag concealed in a garri sack he was travelling with.

“The suspect, Yusuf Adenoyin, 31 years old, stated that he was going to supply the items to herbalists. He also confessed to having supplied seven human skulls before he was arrested.”

The police spokesperson also said an investigation was ongoing to apprehend other accomplices.

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