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Police arrest man with eight skulls, human parts

The Police Command Ondo State has arrested a man identified as Yusuf Adenoyin for possessing eight human skulls in Isua, the headquarters of Akoko South-East Local Government Area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, on Wednesday, explained that police personnel attached to the Police Safer Highway Patrol at the Isua/Epinmi checkpoint arrested the suspect.

Odunlami said, ” On June 10, 2024, at about 0800hrs, personnel attached to Police Safer Highway Patrol at Isua/Epinmi checkpoint while performing their lawful duty flagged down a Nissan Salon car en route to Akure. While the vehicle was being searched, one of the passengers took to his heels and the police pursued and arrested him.

The suspect Yusuf Adenoyin 31

The suspect, Yusuf Adenoyin, 31

“His load was searched and eight dry human skulls, fresh human flesh, and charms were found in a wrapped polythene bag concealed in a garri sack he was travelling with.

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“The suspect, Yusuf Adenoyin, 31 years old, stated that he was going to supply the items to herbalists. He also confessed to having supplied seven human skulls before he was arrested.”

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The police spokesperson also said the investigation was ongoing to apprehend other accomplices.

The PPRO also said it arrested another three persons for involving in robbery activities in Akure, the state capital.

According to her, the suspects are Uche Onu, Ekene Okorie and Celestine Eze and they were arrested through intelligence. She noted that the suspects had confessed to the commission of the crime.

The PPRO said, ” They ( suspects) confessed to have participated in the robbery, one Scania truck with reg no: JJJ 701 YE valued N12,000 and 61 50kg empty gas cylinders were stolen. A police constable was injured at the scene of the crime.

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“Ekene Okorie who drove the stolen truck, led detectives to one Emmanuel Okike who bought the stolen gas cylinders at the rate of N36,000 each totalling N2,256,000 which he paid into the account of Tochukwu Obi and Desmond Orjiakor respectively. The stolen Scania truck has been recovered from Benin City, Edo State while all sixty-one 50kg empty gas cylinders were recovered from the receiver, Emmanuel Okike at Lagos State.

“Francis Okafor is presently in detention at SCID, Benin City in connection with another armed robbery case while an effort is ongoing to apprehend Ezeego who is at large.”

 

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