A statement released by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Olarinde Famous-Cole, on Tuesday revealed how a suspected ritualist identified as Lucien Tosume, was arrested by security operatives with a human skull in Ogun state.
According to The Nation, the Police spokesperson revealed that the suspect was arrested at Iraye Village, Shagamu last week, following a tip off, adding that the suspect specialized in the sale of human skull.
He said: “Upon negotiation, the suspect agreed to sell a skull for N150,000, but the officers convinced him to sell it for N81,000 which he agreed to. The suspect was arrested immediately the money was paid to him.
“He confessed to the crime and disclosed that he sold fresh skulls for as much as N1 million. Investigations are ongoing to ascertain where he got the human part.”
According to Famous-Cole, the suspect will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, for further investigation, and urged parents to look after their children and know their whereabouts at all times.