Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin
The police in Kwara State, at the weekend, paraded five suspected ritualists, among them a couple, with 11 human skulls and several human bones.
Briefing newsmen on the development, on Sunday night, Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Bolaji Fafowora, said eight of the human skulls found at the home of the suspects were already dried while the remaining three were fresh.
Investigators also found human hair in possession of the suspects.
He listed the suspects as Azeez Yakubu, Salima Azeez, Isiah Wasiu, Abubakar Isiaka and Soliu Yakubu. The chief suspect, Yakubu is 37-year-old and works as a commercial driver.
The police boss said, “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 No. 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.”
It was gathered 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 deal, his wife, who is currently pregnant told newsmen she had separated from their nine month old relationship because her husband failed to given her satisfactory answers why he usually went out in the night only to come back late.
The police boss said investigation was still in over the case and suspects would be charged to court soon.