The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 55-year-old man, Yesiru Salisu, for being in possession of four skulls, two hands and three jaws, in Ijebu-Igbo, the headquarters of Ijebu North Local Government Area in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who said this in a statement states that the man was arrested on Monday.
The suspect was siad to have invaded a cemetery in Oke-Eri in Ijebu- Ode where he allegedly harvested the human parts.
The suspect was said to have stormed the Christian cementry alongside his accomplice, Lekan Bakare, who is on the run.
Oyeyemi said the suspect, who is a resident of No. 7 Odenusi Street, Ijebu-Igbo, was arrested following a report lodged at the Ago-Iwoye Division in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area.
He added that 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.
The statement said, “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.”
The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered that the case be transferred to state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.
He said the fleeing accomplice would be arrested and the case would be charged to court after investigation.
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