Men of the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Command have arrested two men identified as Monday Karezu, 32, and Anagonou Kamelan, 44, over the unlawful possession of fresh human head.
The suspects were arrested on November 3 following a piece of information received by men of modus operandi section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, that some men are coming to an herbalist house with a human head which they want to use for money-making ritual.
Upon the information, the DSP Nurudeen Gafar led team swiftly moved to the area where the herbalist house was situated and laid ambush there. Not quite two hours after they arrived, the two suspects arrived in a motorcycle with a bag containing the human head, and they were promptly arrested.
Confirming the incident, DSP Abbimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, said: 'On interrogation, Monday Karezu, a national of Benin republic informed the police that he got the head from a place known as ijale papa.
"This made the policemen to follow him to the place only to discover that he was lying. Further investigation revealed that Monday karezu is a resident of Sabo area of Abeokuta, and that the human head with him was that of a woman who died three months ago during childbirth and was buried not too far from his house.
It was further discovered that the suspect had one time killed his nine months old daughter and used her head for the same purpose but not succeed. He had also exhumed another corpse, removed the head and used it for money making ritual but failed.
The latest one that landed them in trouble was introduced to him by Anagonou kamalen a Togolese, who informed him that he knows an herbalist who can do Original money making ritual for him with human head, hence, he exhumed the corpse of the woman buried not too far to his house, cut off the head and in company of his accomplice, took it to the herbalist house where they were apprehended before delivering it.''
Oyeyemi added that the state commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered a full investigation into the past activities of the suspects with the view to charging them to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.