A 58-year-old native doctor, Oluwole Olapade, and a cemetery attendant, Adesina Adeniyi, were on Tuesday paraded for having in their possession two human skulls and liver.
Parading the suspects before journalists at the Osun State Police Command headquarters in Osogbo, the state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, said the suspects had successfully harvested a human skull, which they used for money ritual.
The police boss said because the first attempt failed to yield money, one of the suspects went to another burial ground and exhumed two human skulls and cut off some human body parts, which they intended to use for another money ritual.
Kokumo said luck, however, ran out on Adeniyi, who was contracted for the job, when policemen on stop-and-search duty intercepted a commercial bus conveying him on the Iwo/Ibadan Road and discovered decomposing human skulls and liver in his possession.
Forty-two-year-old Adeniyi of the Kajola area of Iwo said he was an attendant at the Muslim Cemetery and admitted to stealing human parts from burial grounds, which he intended to sell to Olapade for N20,000.
The CP said Olapade was arrested in the Yemetu area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Responding to questions, Olapade admitted to contracting Adeniyi to look for human skulls for him.
“At the first attempt, the head I got didn’t bring money. So, I contracted Adeniyi to get another head for me, which he did. Unfortunately, he was caught by the police,” he stated.