A 27-year-old man is currently in police net for being in possession of three human skulls for suspected money making ritual in Ibadan.
The suspect, Sodiq Rasheed, confessed to raiding a cemetery in the city where he exhumed the three human skulls because a herbalist promised to help him use them for money ritual in order to get rich quick.
Rasheed said he resorted to money ritual because he wanted to break out of poverty.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr .Abiodun Odude who paraded Rasheed and 35 other suspects for various crimes at the State Police Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan on Monday said Rasheed was arrested by the anti-crime team of the command during a patrol on July 25, 2018.
The Police boss said the suspect exhumed the human parts from a cemetery in Omi-Adio area of the city.
He said Rasheed “was arrested with the exhibits along Ijebu-Ode/Idi-Ayunre road. He said that an Islamic cleric simply known as Alfa Hadi, currently at large, requested him to bring the human parts for the purpose of money ritual.”
Rasheed told reporters: “I visited the cemetery in Omi-Adio and exhumed the three skulls. Alfa Hadi said three skulls would be used to make money ritual for me. I hid the skulls in a cellophane bag and on my way to the Alfa’s place, I was stopped by the police and arrested.
The suspect who pleaded for mercy said he used to cut firewood for a living until he fell into the hands of the Alfa who promised to make him rich if he could provide three human skulls
“The Alfa contracted me to cut some trees for him. He saw my suffering in the process and asked me if I could get the skulls for the money ritual. I agreed to do it to end my suffering”, he said.