Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended a 55-year old man named Yesiru Salisu after he was caught with four human skulls and other human parts.
The suspect, a resident at No 7, Odenusi Street, Ijebu Igbo, was arrested on Monday 23rd of November 2020.
According to the command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Wednesday, the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Ago Iwoye division by residents who saw him with a bag suspected to be containing stolen items but after challenging him (the suspect), he was alleged to have dropped the bag and ran into the bush.
Oyeyemi said, “Upon the report, the DPO Ago Iwoye, CSP Paul Omiwole led his detectives to the scene where they opened the bag and discovered that it contains dry human parts”.
The statement said further, “Consequently, the bush he ran into was properly combed and the suspect was subsequently apprehended”.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to harvesting the human parts from one Christian cemetery in Oke Eri, Ijebu Ode together with one Lekan Bakare who is now at large.
The police spokesperson, Oyeyemi however disclosed that the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.
Also, he gave directive ordering the police to ensure the accomplice is found and brought to justice.