A 32-year-old Mr. Taju Olalekan suspected ritualist has been arrested by the Nigeria police in Ibadan Oyo state capital.
Mr. Taju Olalekan was arrested with a fresh human head at Modina area, Idi-Aro, Ibadan by 6:30am.
The public relation officer of the command Mr. Adekunle Ajisebutu. said the arrest was made possible by a tip off from a good Samaritan.
He said that the arrest of the 32-year old suspect followed information by members of the public who were curious about his strange and suspicious movement and raised the alarm.
“Consequently, policemen attached to the Idi-Aro Police Division mobilized and promptly raced to the scene where the suspect was eventually arrested with the exhibit.
“During interrogation, the suspect disclosed that the exhibit was given to him by an accomplice younger brother, Saheed Olalekan, who is currently on the run. Investigation also revealed that the suspect and his cohort have been dealing in human parts.
“The State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, has directed the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID), Iyaganku, to take over the case with a view to carrying out diligent investigation and prosecution”, he said.