The police in Ogun State have arrested a 55-year-old man, Yesiru Salisu, for being in possession of four human skulls, two dry human hands and three jaws.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police image maker confirmed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.
According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, a resident of 7, Odunsi Street, Ijebu Igbo area of Ogun State, was arrested on Monday.
“The suspect was arrested after the incident was reported at Ago Iwoye division that a man was seen with a bag suspected to contain stolen property, and when he was challenged, he dropped the bag and ran into the bush.
“Upon the report, the DPO of Ago Iwoye police station, CSP Paul Omiwole, led his detectives to the scene where they opened the bag and discovered that it contains dry human parts.
“Consequently, the bush he ran into was properly combed and the suspect was apprehended,” Oyeyemi disclosed.
On interrogation, the suspect was said to have confessed that he harvested the human parts from one Christian cemetery in Oke Eri, Ijebu-Ode together with one Lekan Bakare who is now at large.
Meanwhile, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun, has directed that the case be transferred to the state CIID for further investigation and prosecution.