In the Saje neighbourhood of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, four people—a pastor with the Christ Liberty Evangelism Church, Rosco, Iyana Iyesi, Ota, and Oyenekan Oluwaseyi—and a human skull were detained.
Ibrahim Agbowewe, 30, Suleiman Ogunbunmi, 40, and Gafari Akinsanya, 57, as well as Oluwaseyi were reportedly apprehended by personnel of the state police command in the early hours of Saturday. An story that appeared in the news on Sunday made this information public.
A source in the command told our correspondent that the suspects said they intended to use the skull for ritual purposes.
The source went on to say that the suspects’ suspicious movements and activities in the region led to the arrest after a tip from the general public.
Police allegedly attacked the neighbourhood after receiving the intelligence and detained the individuals.
A ram, a black Toyota Camry, and other goods that were discovered with the suspects were recovered and transferred to the police station.
The four suspects had admitted to the crime, SP Omolola Odutola, the state police public relations officer, who confirmed the arrest, said our correspondent.
“We took custody of the four of them. Later, they admitted that they intended to utilise the head in blessing and money rituals. More information concerning the incident is still being uncovered through inquiries, Odutola told newsmen.