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Two suspects arrested with human skulls in Oyo

Sep 16, 2022

Men of the Oyo Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps have arrested two suspects allegedly found in possession of human skulls in Oyo town.


The two suspects, Ganiyu Maruf, an indigene of Laguna family in Oyo town, and Alfa Basiru Bashit of Abu Compound, Oyo; were almost lynched by residents of Ori-awo Yidi. 


Upon interrogation, Maruf, a bricklayer said one Dauda ‘Baba Ato’, a carpenter had supplied them with the skulls.


He claimed the man had initially refused him because he had earlier been arrested by SARS but later asked him to pay the sum of N50,000 for the skulls.


Maruf said not long after Dauda supplied them the skulls, he was arrested again by operatives of SARS, but was later released weeks later after confessing his crimes.


According to his confession, he had escaped to the village but returned about two months later when he heard Baba Ato had been released.


However, Baba Ato reportedly died the night of his release.


The suspect recounted how that they hid the skulls around the area while he kept watch over it for it not to be stolen about five days ago.


Unknown to him, residents of Ori-Awo area where he resides, had been watching him patrolling the spot where he buried the skulls.


The alerted residents reportedly attacked Maruf and his accomplice while they were on their way to Yida.


On his part, Bashit confessed contributing N15,000 to the money to get the skulls from Baba Ato, who is related to Maruf’s family.


When asked who was going to perform the money rituals for them, Maruf said he has the knowledge of rituals from his maternal grandfather and was going to try doing it for himself first. 


Two suspects arrested with human skulls in Oyo