The Police in Oyo State, on Friday, paraded a 45-year-old suspected ritualist simply identified as Hassan Kolawole with a fresh human head in Ibadan, the state capital.
Kolawole, an Islamic cleric was paraded at the Command Headquarters at Eleyele in Ibadan North-West Local Government Area of the state, alongside nine others who were arrested for various crimes at different locations within the state.
They were paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Adebola Hamzat, through the Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso.
He said police detectives arrested the suspect at about 10 am on Nov. 6, at Ogbere-tioya Area, Ibadan.
Osifeso disclosed that the arrest was made possible following credible intelligence reports from members of the public.
“The dragnet of the command caught up with the cleric after purposeful investigations and tracking around Ogbere-tioya Area, Ibadan, under Ona-ara Local Government Area.
“The suspect was found in possession of items suspected to be fresh human head and two hands,” which he said were given to him by one Tijani Waheed, now at large,” Osifeso said.
Speaking with newsmen, the suspect alleged that the fresh human head and two hands found in his possession were for ritual purposes.
“I have one wife and two children and things are very hard for me in taking good care of them.
“I met one Waheed, who is also an Islamic cleric at a Maolud. We discussed the issue and he told me that he knows how to do money ritual that would require the use of human parts.
“I told him that I don’t know how to get the human parts and he promised to get it for me.
“He later brought the human parts to me at Amuloko where we met early in the morning and I kept it in my office where I attend to people seeking spiritual assistance.
“The police came to search my office on the day Waheed gave me the fresh head and two hands,” he said.