Police recover 11 human skulls from suspect’s house

.Eight others sold 31 skulls

Police yesterday said that eight suspects had been arrested for their alleged involvement in ritual killings, kidnapping and other heinous crimes in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The police said that 11 human skulls were recovered from the home of one of the suspects, Azeez Yakub, following a search on his No 20, Ile Opa Adeta Compound, Ilorin, by a team of operatives from the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Unit, and those of the “D’ Division of the Kwara State Police Command.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Jimoh Moshood, said that other suspects had allegedly confessed to severing and selling 31 human heads to personalities within and outside the state, for ritual and spiritual purposes.
According to Moshood, the joint operation that resulted in the arrests was consequent upon complaints to the IG, Ibrahim Idris, detailing cases of missing persons, murder, ritual killings and other crimes in the area.
He said: “Consequent on several complaints received at the ‘D’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Adewole, Ilorin, Kwara State, on cases of missing persons, kidnapping, murder, killings for rituals, and exhuming of dead bodies from where buried, removing of human skulls and other human parts of their victims; the Inspector General of Police on receipt of the situation report from the Kwara State Police Command immediately directed the IG Monitoring Unit to proceed to Kwara State and assist the Kwara State Police Command in their investigation of the matter, arrest perpetrators to bring them to justice.
“The Police Joint Investigation Team on arrival in Ilorin, Kwara State on the 5th of October, 2018 assisted by the personnel of ‘D’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Adewole, Kwara Police Command, working on actionable intelligence from public-spirited individuals in the area, swung into action, obtained search warrant and moved into the house of one Azeez Yakub of No. 20, Ile Opa Adeta Compound, Ilorin. During the search 11 human skulls, some pieces of human bones, human hair, and powder suspected to be grinded human bones and charms were recovered in the house.”
Moshood added that further investigation by the team led to the arrest of the suspects namely: Azeez Yakub, Abdulrasaq Babamale, Aishat Yunisa, Lukman Saka, Ahmed Yahaya, Abdulfatai Kadri a.k.a (Adedoyin) – Vigilante Commander, Adeta Zone, Ilorin, Soliu Ayinde aka Baba Fawasi, and Abdulganiyu Bamidele.

He said: “The suspects involved in kidnapping, murder, ritual killings, exhuming of dead bodies from where buried in the community, removing their vital body parts such as the skull, genital organs, eyes, human hair, certain body bones and sell to prominent personalities in the country for rituals and spiritual powers.
“The suspects confessed and admitted to have sold 31 human heads to some personalities in Ilorin and other towns in Kwara State and other contiguous states to Kwara State.
“Azeez Yakub aka Baba Muri (principal suspect), who is a notorious armed robber, has been arrested, charged to court and convicted to prison several times. This suspect, now in police custody, has made confessional statement to the police investigation team. He confessed and admitted that Abdulfatai Kadri aka Adedoyin, the vigilante commander in Adeta Zone, introduced him to the business and also supplies the human skulls and other body parts for him to sell. Eleven human skulls were recovered from his possession during police search on his residence.
“The principal suspect confessed that Abdulfatai Kadri has brought to him 20 human skulls that he exhumed from the Ilorin Community Central Burial ground situated after id-praying ground in Ilorin, Kwara State.”
He further admitted that Abdulfatai Kadri aka Adedoyin usually brings in the human heads to him in batches of four, six, eight for safe-keeping and usually collect them within a day or two, and also informed him of the personalities in Ilorin and other places he usually supplies the heads to.
“Abdulrasaq Babamole was equally mentioned by the principal suspect, Azeez Yakub, to have bought one (1) human skull from him. Powder suspected to be pounded human bones was recovered in his possession. He has also confessed to the crime admitting his criminal role.”

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