By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Three men namely Saibu Popoola, Aliu Ajiroba and Jimoh Ijiola have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for being in possession of two human skulls.
The men were arrested when policemen attached to Ayetoro Division on routine patrol accosted the duo of Saibu Popoola and Aliu Ajiroba on a Bajaj motorcycle along Idagba-Olodo road with a bag, which seemed suspicious.
A search was quickly conducted on them during which the two human skulls were discovered in the said bag. The duo were then promptly arrested and taken to Ayetoro Police Station in Yewa North Local Government where they told the police that the skulls were given to them by Jimoh Ijiola who live in Erinpa area of the town.
Following 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 been the person that gave them the skulls, claiming they all got it from neighboring Benin Republic and that their intention was to use it for money rituals.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police 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.