“I grind human skull with other substances to prepare charm for my customers” – herbalist
Policemen attached to Area E Command, Festac has arrested three persons for dealing and trading in human skulls.
One of the suspects, identified as Dauda Tijani, was intercepted with a black polythene bag containing a human skull, during a routine stop and search patrol at Alakija Bus Stop along Lagos-Ibadan, Badagry express.
It was learned that Tijani’s arrest, however, led to the arrest of the other suspects Olawale Shodolamu and Seun Falana respectively.
According to 42-year old Dauda Tijani who lives at No 23 Omomwunmi Street Orege Ajegunle, “I was sent by one herbalist, Olawale Shodolamu to collect the skull from a cemetery attendant”. I was only running errands for my superior”. In his defence, the 70-year old herbalist, Olawale Shodolamu explained that “I bought the human skull from one Seun Falana a staff of Trinity Cemetery Ajegunle at the sum of ten thousand naira only (10,000.00).
“I usually grind the human skull together with other substances to prepare herbs and charms for my customers,” he added. The third suspect, 37-year old, Seun Falana, a cemetery attendant, said: “I usually dig out graves to remove human skulls to sell to herbalists.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson Lagos State Police Command DSP Bala Elkana said the investigation is ongoing. The suspects will soon be charged to court.