Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police in Osun State have paraded a herbalist Found With human skull.
The herbalist, Semiu Oyewo, 38, was arrested with a dry skull along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road and paraded by the State Police Command on Tuesday.
He however, told the Police that he uses human skull to treat people suffering from chronic headaches and that he never knew possession of a dry skull is an offence.
The State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the herbalist was apprehended along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road; with one human skull, snail as well as voodoo.
According to the Police: “On July 7, 2021 around 8am, the police patrol team on routine highway patrol along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road, intercepted one Honda Accord vehicle with Reg. No. AGL 412 CD black colour driven by the suspect a 38-year-old man, Semiu Oyewo of Alamole area, Ondo road, Ile-Ife, searched the vehicle and recovered the exhibits.”
Oyewo, on the other hand, rebutted: “I am an herbalist, I didn’t know that having possession of dry skull is an offence. I even fought with the mobile police that arrested me. I want to use it to treat someone who is suffering chronic headache.”
The suspect confessed that he is an herbalist; and further bought the suspected human skull from his co-herbalist one Ige aka Igwe of Apomu who had absconded.
The Police Commissioner said “The said suspected human skull was bargained for twenty five thousand naira only (N25, 000.00); while he paid twenty thousand naira only (N20, 000.00) to later balance five thousand naira only (N5, 000.00).
“The Police navigated its investigation to the house of the arrested suspected; and also recovered various ‘Juju’ and fetish items which they hid in the bush.”