The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a herbalist and two others with human skull at Alakija area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
According to Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, the incident took place on March 1, 2020 around 1:30pm.
He said a team of policemen from Area E Command, Festac while on routine stop and search patrol at Alakija Bus Stop along Lagos-Ibadan, Badagry express way, intercepted one Dauda Tijani, 42 of No 23 Omomwunmi Street, Orege, Ajegunle with a black polythene bag containing a human skull.
“He confessed that he was sent by one herbalist, Olawale Shodolamu ‘m’ 70 years old to collect the skull from a cemetery attendant. The said herbalist was also arrested. He claimed that he bought the human skull from one Seun Falana ‘m’ 37 years old, a staff of Trinity Cemetery Ajegunle at the sum of ten thousand naira only (N10,000.00).
“That he usually grinds the human skull together with other substances to prepare herbs and charms for his customers. The third suspect was equally arrested. He confessed digging out graves to remove human skulls to sell to herbalists. Investigation is ongoing. The suspects will soon be charged to Court,” he said.