27-year old Sodiq Rasheed, has been arrested by the Oyo State police command for allegedly being in possession of 3 human skulls in Ibadan, the state capital.
The suspect was arrested around Omi Adio, and he was caught during a raid by the police. While his accomplice is still at large, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude told newsmen that the Anti-Crime Patrol Team of the Iyaganku Area Command intercepted and arrested the suspect on July 25 at 6:50 a.m.
He said the suspect disclosed that an Islamic cleric simply known as Alfa Hadi currently at large, requested him to bring the human parts for purpose of money-making rituals. Confessing to the crime, the suspect who was arrested with 3 human skulls said;
“It was one man that lured me into the crime.
“I helped him to do something and after we discussed, he told me to bring human skull for money ritual.
“I succeded in getting the three head at a cemetery located in a bush in Omi Adio area and after I was caught, he ran away”.
The said the suspect was assisting the police in investigation to nab the fleeing accomplice, and would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.
Others suspects nabbed by the command were six notorious gangs of fraudsters that specialised in obtaining goods from unsuspecting victims using fake bank SMS alert. Odude said the suspects conspired with others, and fraudulently obtained 33,000 litres of diesel from one Alhaji Yusuf Owodunni at AIETO Depot, Apapa, Lagos.
“The innocent victim who is a businessman residing in Oyo and Ilorin released the truckload of diesel to the suspects following the fake credit alert of N7,194,000 credited into his bank account through a dubious cheque.
“Upon successful receipt of the goods, the suspects made frantic efforts to dispose the diesel in Ibadan before they were arrested,’’the commissioner said.