3 nabbed with human skull in Lagos

Three men alleged to have been responsible for the removal of a human skull from a cemetery for ritual purposes has been arrested by the police.

The human skull was said to have been exhumed for ritual purposes.

In a statement issued by DSP Bala Elkana, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos State on Sunday, policemen from Area ‘E’ Command, Festac arrested the suspects.

The 3 suspect named as: Dauda Tijani, 42; of No. 23, Omomwunmi St., Orege Ajegunle; Olawale Shodolamu, 70; a herbalist and Seun Falana, 37; a staff member of Trinity Cemetery in Ajegunle.

He said that Tijani was intercepted at Alakija Bus stop along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway by the police, who found on him a black polythene bag containing a human skull.

“The suspect confessed that he was sent by the herbalist, Shodolamu, to collect the skull from a cemetery’s attendant.

“The herbalist claimed that he bought the human skull from Falana at the sum of N10, 000 only.

“The suspected herbalist usually grinds the human skull together with other substances to prepare herbs and charms for his customers,’’ Elkana alleged.

He said that the third suspect confessed that he had been digging graves in the past to exhume human skulls and sell to herbalists.

“Investigation is ongoing. The suspects will soon be charged to court,’’ the police spokesman told our correspondent.

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