Kwara state police command has arrested and paraded five suspected ritualists, including a couple, with 11 human skulls and many human bones.
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Friday, the state commissioner of police, Bolaji Fafowora, said that eight dried heads and three fresh heads were found in the residence of the suspects, adding that suspected human hair were found in possession of the suspects.
The police boss, who said that key suspect is a 37-year-old Yakubu Azeez, a commercial driver, added that other suspects are Salima Azeez, Isiah Wasiu, Abubakar Isiaka and Soliu Yakubu. “Acting on intelligence available to the command about suspected ritual killings around Adewole area of Ilorin by some ritualists, detectives from the police command swooped on a building located at 20, Ile-Opa area of Aromadu, Adewole and one Yakubu Azeez and four other suspects were rounded up, a search was conducted in the building and 11 human skulls, several suspected human bones, a bunch of suspected human hair and other items were recovered,” he said.
He also said that some of the skulls were recovered from the ceiling where Yakubu and his wife lived while the others were recovered from the wife’s shop.
While the main suspect denied involvement in the crime, his wife, who is currently pregnant told journalists that she had separated from their nine month old relationship because her husband failed to giver her satisfactory answers why he usually went out in the night only to come back late.