The Ogun State police command has arrested three suspected ritualists, Sunday Mathew, 52, Samuel Olaniyi, 65, and Uchenna Olewunne, 49, for using the skulls of people they know for rituals.
According to TheNation, they were arrested with a human skull on July 6, 2019, at Iju, near Ota.
During interrogation, they revealed that the native doctor told them they must know the name of anyone whose skulls they would be using, and members of his family, among other information.’
They paid the native doctor N45,000 which he used to prepare a special concoction with the human head. They also took detectives to the family of one of the deceased whose body they exhumed.
The deceased was identified by his family as Idowu Jimoh, who died at the age of 19 on November 15, 2018, following a brief illness and was buried behind his family house.
One of the suspects, Samuel Olaniyi, is said to be related to the family of Idowu. ‘’My regret is that I didn’t get a dime after the whole exercise. I am still a poor man. The devil deceived us,” Olaniyi, who is a palm wine tapper, lamented.
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