The Police in Ogun State have arrested a man who was allegedly in possession of 18 human heads.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, who disclosed this on Thursday, said policemen attached to the Ado-Odo Division of the state command, arrested one Adelani Ayomide, 38, with the bag containing the skulls.
This was contained in a statement by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday.
Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the suspect, who was caught in the early hours of Thursday, would be transferred the command’s Department of Investigation for a “discrete investigation.” .
The statement read, “Today, Thursday, March 13, 2014, at about 0648hours, policemen attached to Ado-Odo Division, while on stop-and-search along Ado-Odo-Owode Road, sighted a pedestrian by name Adelani Ayomide, male, 38, of Ilaro, Ogun State, with one bag containing 18 human heads (skulls).
“The suspect will be transferred to the state’s Department of Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for a discrete investigation.”
The statement quoted the state Commissioner of Police as assuring the general public of a thorough investigation into the matter.
Okoye added that the suspect would face the full wrath of the law upon conviction while appealing for assistance in the search for other suspects who might be connected with the crime.