By Lawrence Enyoghasu
Three men caught with two human skulls for use as money ritual in Ogun State yesterday have said that they were forced into the evil act by the economic recession in the country.
The men- Saibu Popoola, Aliu Ajiroba and Jimoh Ijiola made the confession while being interrogated by detectives at Ayetoro Division.
A release signed by the state Police Pulic Relations, PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were caught during routine stop and search.
“The men were arrested when policemen attached to Ayetoro Division were on routine patrol and accosted the duo of Saibu Popoola and Aliu Ajiroba on a Bajaj motorcycle along Idagba Olodo road with a bag which looked suspicious.
“ Search was quickly conducted on them and the two human skulls were discovered in the said bag. The duo were promptly arrested and taken to Ayetoro Police Station, where they told the police that the skulls were given to them by Jimoh Ijiola, who lives in Erinpa area of the town.
“ Upon the information, the DPO Ayetoro Division Csp Makinde Kayode led detectives to the residence of the suspect, where he was also arrested.
“In his own statement, he denied being the person that gave them the skulls, but that they all got it from neighbouring Benin Republic and that their intention was to use it for money rituals, because the situation in the country is hard and we needed to find alternatives” the police spokesman said.