Suspected ritualist arrested in Ondo with human skulls 

A suspected ritualist named Yusuf Adinohi, arrested at Isua-Akoko in Ondo state for being in possession of eight human skulls, has confessed to the crime.

The suspect, who is a middle-age man, is said to be coming from Okene in Kogi state and heading to Osogbo in Osun state before he was apprehended by security officers at about 11 am at Agbasi locust checkpoint in Ase area of Isua Akoko.

Reports had it that a team of security operatives in Ondo state intercepted and arrested the suspected ritualist with eight dry human skulls and charms while on board to Osogbo, in Oke-Onitea area.

It was confirmed that a commercial car with four passengers and with registration No LKJ 148 AJ, deep ashes colour, driven by one Kabiru Abubakar, 35,  was coming from Okene, Kogi state and heading to Osogbo in Osun state.

The Commissioner of Police in Ondo state, Mr Abayomi Oladipo, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Akure said the suspect was apprehended during stop and search security operations at Isua Akoko.

“He was stopped at the above mentioned locust checkpoint on ‘Stop and Search’ exercise by the security operatives.

“However, in the course of searching the vehicle, the operatives discovered eight smelling dried human skulls hidden inside a bag of garri and one other big aluminum basin of garri respectively and a handful of some charms and amulets.

“Upon investigation, one of the passengers of the vehicle, Yusuf Adinohi, 37, admitted being the owner of the eight smelly dry skulls and that he was going to Osogbo around Oke-Onitea area to deliver the human skulls to one Opeifa, a herbalist.

“He equally mentioned other customers he usually supply human skulls to include Almonsoo who lives at Oke-Onitea, Osogbo, Alfaa Agba who lives at Oke Ontea and Oshoyemi who resides around Oja Oba area.

The suspect further confessed that the human skulls were usually handed over to him by one Imaila living at Oboroke in Okene, and that each head is sold for between N30, 000 and N35, 000.

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