A 32-year-old Lagos tailor, Suleiman Ajenifuja, has been arrested with three suspected human skulls, which he said he wanted to use for ritual to draw more customers to his shop.
The father of two, who was paraded by the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr, Ado Lawan, alongside other criminal suspects, was arrested on March 26 by operatives of the Federal Highway Patrol Team of the command, led by one Mr. Erumebekakhue Benson.
The suspect said he was taking the skulls to an Islamic cleric for spiritual purposes when he was arrested.
A friend of his connected him to the Islamic cleric, he said.
“I am a tailor, but I also work with the Lagos State Government as a street sweeper from 11pm to 2am. While I was working one night, I saw a bag containing these skulls. I initially wanted to drop the bag, but someone told me that the skulls could be used for some things.
“I contacted one of the boys that we usually talk together, named Saheed, and he gave me the Alfa’s phone number. When I called the Alfa, he told me to come to Ilorin. I have never been to Ilorin before, but he asked me to alight at a particular place where he would come to pick me.
“He had earlier asked me what I wanted to do with the items and I told him that I wanted what would bring more people to my shop,” Ajenifuja said.
The CP said the suspect would be arraigned after investigation.