Osun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded a 38-year-old herbalist, Semiu Oyewon who was in possession of a human skull.
Also paraded were a gang of bag snatchers who were also attacking POS outlets.
The suspects are; Hammed Kehinde, 18, Musa Nurudeen, 19, Ibrahim Kazeem, 22, Ganiyu Musibau, 18.
Parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the herbalist, Oyewo was apprehended along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road with one human skull, snail and voodoo.
“On July 7, 2021 around 8am, the Police patrol team on routine highway patrol along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road, intercepted one Honda Accord vehicle with number plate AGL 412 CD black colour driven by the suspect one Semiu Oyewo ‘m’ of Alamole area, Ondo road, Ile-Ife, searched the vehicle and recovered the exhibits.”
He said during the course of investigation and interrogation, the suspect confessed that, he is an herbalist and bought the suspected human skull from his co-herbalist one Ige ‘m’ aka Igwe of Apomu who had absconded.
“The said suspected human skull was bargained for twenty five thousand naira only (N25, 000.00) while he paid twenty thousand naira only (N20, 000.00) to later balance five thousand naira only (N5, 000.00).
‘The Police navigated its investigation to the house of the arrested suspected and recovered various ‘Juju’ and fetish items which they hid in the bush.”
The police boss said the gang of bag snatchers who were also robbing POS outlets were arrested on July 5, 2021 after receiving a distress call at Owode Ede area.
“Upon a distress call on July 5, 2021 around 7:30pm, some suspected armed robbers were operating at Owode-Ede Area, so operatives from CP’s surveillance team. promptly moved to the scene while the suspects were robbing the victim.
“On sighting the police, the suspects took to their heels and the police chased and arrested them with a Boxer motorcycle with number plate EDT 713 QE, used for the operation. Also, one handset and a handbag belonging to the victim were recovered from them.
“The suspects have been terrorizing Owode-Ede and its environs; snatching bags from unsuspecting victims and attacking POS shops/operators.
Five other suspects were paraded for armed robbery, snatching of motorcycle and cultism.
The police boss said the suspects would be arraigned after investigations are concluded.
He said the police will not also continue to make the state a save haven for criminals and unscrupulous elements.
Culled from The Hope