A self acclaimed Islamic cleric, Jamiu Olasheu, 35, and three others have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for unlawful possession of human skull.

A self acclaimed Islamic cleric, Jamiu Olasheu, 35, and three others have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for unlawful possession of human skull.

The cleric and his alleged accomplices were arrested on Monday.

Trouble started for the suspects when a Police patrol team from Agbara Division, on routine crime prevention patrol of the area, accosted two men on a motorcycle at Kofedoti area of Agbara.

The two men, Teslim Ayeniromo, 45, and Sunday Kolade, 35, were asked to come down for search, consequent upon which a human skull was discovered in a sack found on them.

The duo were promptly arrested and taken to Agbara Divisional headquarters where the Divisional Police Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police Adegbite Omotayo, personally interrogated them.

On interrogation, they claimed that the human skull was given to them by one Micheal Osanyinbi, 51, for onward delivery to the Islamic cleric.

They led the DPO to the house of the man who gave them the skull who in turn led the police to the self acclaimed cleric.

The cleric has made confessional statement that he actually requested for the skull, which Osanyinbi promised to get for him at the rate of N25,000 and N1,000 for the bike man who will deliver it to him.

He stated further that the skull is needed for a yet to disclose ritual.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliaysu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to Special Anti Robbery Squad for further investigation and prosecution.

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