Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 55-year-old man, Yesiru Salisu, for being in possession of human parts, including four skulls, two hands and three jaws, in Ijebu-Igbo.
The command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this on Tuesday, said the suspect was arrested on Monday, following a report lodged at the Ago Iwoye division.
According to him, the complainant reported that a man was seen with a bag suspected to contain stolen property and when he was challenged, he dropped the bag and ran into the bush.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ago-Iwoye, CSP Paul Omiwole, led detectives to the scene, where they opened the bag and discovered that it contained dry human parts.
“Consequently, the bush that the suspect ran into was properly combed and he was subsequently apprehended.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to harvesting the human parts from a Christian cemetery in Oke-Eri, Ijebu-Ode together with one Lekan Bakare, who is now at large.”
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the immediate transfer of the case to state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
Oyeyemi added that the CP also directed that the fleeing accomplice, Lekan Bakare, should be hunted and brought to justice.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a young man identified as Olatunji Koleoso was arrested by the police after fresh human parts were found in his vehicle while on his way to a native doctor in Ogun state.