Eight suspected ritualists were on Wednesday paraded by the Kwara State police command for selling 31 human heads.
The suspects were arrested by a Police Joint Investigative team, following the arrest of their principal suspect, Azeez Yakubu, in whose house police found 11 human skulls, human bones, hairs, and powder suspected to be grinded human bones and charms.
They also confessed to selling vital body parts for rituals and spiritual powers.
According to NAN, Police searched Yakubu’s home on October 5th following reports of missing persons, kidnapping, murder, killings for rituals, and exhuming of the dead, removal of human skulls and other human parts.
Police spokesman, Deputy Commissioner Jimoh Moshood, said the Inspector General of Police on receipt of the situation report from the Kwara State Police Command immediately directed the IGP Monitoring Unit to Kwara State and assist in their investigation of the matter.
Moshood said: “The Police Joint Investigation Team on arrival in Ilorin, Kwara State on the 5th of 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.
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.”
One of the suspects, Azeez Yakub a.k.a Baba Muri (Principal Suspect) confessing to the Police investigation Team while being paraded, admitted that one Abdulfatai Kadri a.k.a (Adedoyin), the vigilante commander in Adeta Zone, introduced him to the business and also supplies the human skulls and other body parts for him to sell. Eleven (11) Human skulls were recovered from his possession during police search on his residence.
Soliu Ayinde a.k.a Baba Fawasi also confessed and admitted to be a member of the syndicate who receives human parts from both Abdulfatai Kadri a.k.a (Adedoyin) the Vigilante commander and Azeez Yakub the Principal suspect.
Police recovered human bones cut-off from the leg of one of their victims.
Another suspect,Abdulganiyu Bamidele also confessed and admitted to buying human skull from the principal suspect, Azeez Yakub and supplying same to his friend, one Kayode still at large.
Source: Dailypost ng