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‘It Was Ritual To Boost My Business’ – Suspect Caught With Human Skull

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A 26-year-old suspect, Franklin Akinyosuyi, who was arrested a few days ago in Ondo State for possession of a human skull, has revealed that he used to rub the skull with “black soap” for his bath.

Akinyosuyi, a suspected internet fraudster who is into photography and also runs a boutique, stated that he decided to engage in rituals in order to boost his dwindling business.

The suspect, who paraded at the state police headquarters, said he was given human heads and other worship items by a herbalist in Ikirun, Osun State after paying 200,000 naira.

It was gathered that Akinyosuyi, who confessed to the crime, was last week arrested following the discovery of the human skull in his apartment in the Elewuro area of Ondo town, Ondo West Local Government Area.

The suspect added that he only used the items for one month after his business did not pick up as expected, and he was about to discard them when he was apprehended.

According to him: “I am a photographer, and I own a boutique as well. It was last year that my uncle took me to a herbalist. I explained to him that my business wasn’t moving well, so he asked me to pay him N200,000 to make a concoction for me, which I paid within three weeks.

“After he was done, he called me to come pick it up, and that was last November. He directed that I should be bathing with the human head every Thursday at exactly 1 am. I used it for a month but didn’t see any difference in my business. So, I had to call the herbalist and tell him to refund my money.”

The police spokesperson in the state, SP Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, while giving details of the case, said an evangelist and a herbalist had been arrested in connection with the crime.

“Interrogation and investigation led to the arrest of one Oyegoke Dare, an evangelist who gave the skull and other fetish materials to the suspect; one Oyelade Sarafa, an herbalist who also confessed to having helped procure the skull from one Asekun (a vigilante) in Ikirun, was also arrested. Two other suspects mentioned in connection with the case are currently at large,” she said.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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