The police in Ogun state have arrested a couple and two others for being in possession of a suspected human skull.
According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the couple, Niyi and Remilekun Folorunso, was arrested alongside one Muyideen Tolubi and a herbalist, Sonubi Taiwo, after they allegedly severed the head of a corpse they dug from a grave in Odogbolu, a community in the state.
“Upon receiving the information, the DPO Odogbolu division, CSP Afolabi Yusuf, led his detectives to the scene; but the suspects had already removed the head of the corpse and left.
The police then embarked on an intelligence-based investigation, which led to the arrest of the couple, Niyi and Remilekun Folorunso, as well as Muyideen Tolubi.
The three of them confessed to being the persons that dug the grave and removed the head of the corpse.
They later took detectives to Ikenne, where the fourth person who asked them to bring the head for a ritual purpose was apprehended.”the statement read in part
The spokesperson added that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.