50-year-old man ar­rested with hu­man skull, as po­lice nab poly stu­dent for rob­bery

Daily Trust - - JOBS & CAREERS - From Jeremiah Oke, Ibadan

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.

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