50-year-old man arrested with human skull, as police nab poly student for robbery
The Oyo State Police Command yesterday paraded a 50-yearold man, Mukaila Adewale, who allegedly exhumed the skull of one of his relatives for money ritual, and a National Diploma II student of the OkeOgun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State, Adedigba Elisha, who was described as a specialist in stealing motorcycles viewing centres.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Abiodun Odude, who paraded the suspects at a press conference in Ibadan, also paraded three suspected Ibadan-based members of a kidnapping syndicate that allegedly abducted a Lebanese, Mr. Elias Bashour. The three men are Yusuf Adebayo, at Kazeem Yusuf.
Adewale told reporters he actually dug up the skull from its grave with a view to using it for money ritual.
“I’m a native doctor. That fateful day, when police got to my house, they accused me of selling Indian hemp and I told them there was nothing of such. Ajani and Ahmed
“I allowed them to search my house. Unknowing to me, they had information about the human skull I kept in a container in the front of my house. When they brought it out, I was amazed. They then arrested me,” he said.
Elisha said he was stealing motorcycles for survival. “My parents are not financially buoyant. I just finished my ND and where there was no means of survival, I had to engage in stealing okada (motorcycles). It wasn’t deliberate,” he pleaded.
Odude further said five armed robbery suspects - David Igwe, Francis Chidiebere, Dele Koffi-Robot, Chinoso Igwe and Oliver Ugochukwu - were arrested with two stolen motorcycles in Ibadan.