Ondo man nabbed with eight skulls, human parts

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The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a man, Yusuf Adenoyin, for being in possession of eight human skulls in Isua, the headquarters of the Akoko South-East Local Government.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, on Wednesday, explained that the police personnel attached to the Police Safer Highway Patrol at the Isua/Epinmi checkpoint arrested the suspect while performing their lawful duty.

Odunlami said, “On June 10, 2024, at about 0800hrs, personnel attached to the Police Safer Highway Patrol at Isua/Epinmi checkpoint while performing their lawful duty flagged down a Nissan Salon car en route Akure. While the vehicle was being searched, one of the passengers took to his heels and the police pursued and arrested him.

“His load was searched and eight dry human skulls, fresh human flesh, and charms were found in a wrapped polythene bag concealed in a garri sack he was travelling with.

“The suspect, Yusuf Adenoyin, 31 years old, stated that he was going to supply the items to herbalists. He also confessed to having supplied seven human skulls before he was arrested.”

The police spokesperson also said an investigation was ongoing to apprehend other accomplices.

The PPRO also said it arrested another three persons for involving in robbery activities in Akure, the state capital.

According to her, the suspects are Uche Onu, Ekene Okorie and Celestine Eze who were arrested through intelligence. She noted that the suspects had confessed to the commission of the crime.

The PPRO said, “They (suspects) confessed to have participated in the robbery, one Scania truck with reg no: JJJ 701 YE valued at N12,000 and 61 50kg empty gas cylinders were stolen. A police constable was injured at the scene of the crime.

“Ekene Okorie who drove the stolen truck led detectives to one Emmanuel Okike who bought the stolen gas cylinders at the rate of N36,000 each totalling N2,256,000 which he paid into the account of Tochukwu Obi and Desmond Orjiakor respectively. The stolen Scania truck has been recovered from Benin City, Edo State while all 61 50kg empty gas cylinders were recovered from the receiver, Emmanuel Okike, at Lagos State.

“Francis Okafor is presently in detention at the SCID, Benin City in connection with another armed robbery case while efforts are ongoing to apprehend Ezeego who is at large.”

Odunlami said the three suspects would be charged in court at the end of an investigation.

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