By Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta
Men of Ogun State Police Command on Thursday arrested three suspected money ritualists, Saibu Popoola, Aliu Ajiroba and Jimoh Ijiola for being in possession of two human skulls.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement disclosed that the suspects were arrested when Policemen attached to Ayetoro Division were on routine patrol and accosted the duo of Saibu Popoola and Aliu Ajiroba on a Bajaj motorcycle along Idagba Olodo road with a suspicious bag.
He said: “Search was quickly conducted on them and the two human skulls were discovered in the said bag. The duo were promptly arrested and taken to Ayetoro Police Station where they told the Police that the skulls were given to them by Jimoh Ijiola who lives in Erinpa area of the town.
“Upon the information, the DPO Ayetoro Division CSP Makinde Kayode led detectives to the residence of the suspect where he was also arrested.
In his own statement, he denied being the person that gave them the skulls, but they all got it from neighbouring Benin Republic and their intention was to use it for money rituals.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution of the suspects.”
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