A man, Rasheed Alabi was caught with a fresh human skull at Igbokira area of Ogun state by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja Lagos state headed by Mr Abba Kyari.
The 38-year-old man disclosed to the officials that he wanted to make N500, 000 in order to buy a tricycle popularly known as “Keke Napep.”
It was learnt that the police arrested the father of three following on Sunday, December 14, 2014 following a tip off by a concerned person that Alabi was looking for a herbalist that would help him do money rituals with the skull.
According to Pulse NG reports Alabi admitted that the skull belonged to an Hausa businessman he knew although he denied killing him with claims that he exhumed the skull from the grave.
Confessing the crime, the suspect who is also a farmer said his ‘spirit’ led him to exhume the skull and attempt money rituals with.
He said, “I live in Oke-Odan Compound. I’m married. I have three children. I’m a farmer. I was arrested by the SARS because of the load I carried. The load is human being head. The dead person that I carry the head is a person I know very well. He is a Hausa man. He is a business man. He died in January, 2014. He was buried in my junior brother’s farm. He was buried there for the reason which l do not know. The late Aboki buys and sells motorcycles that were not good.
” After the burial, I asked one Muiz if they can remove the buried corpse and remove the head and sell, he said no. As time went on, Muiz said that buyers could be found. Before then I have dug out and removed the head of the late man. I had plan to sell the head for N15, 000. This is my first time.”
“The truth is that I wanted to use the head to do money ritual. I did not see anybody to help me use the head for ritual. I removed the head because one small boy bought the land and I feel that he uses human being for ritual.
” I did not remove that head because of the man who bought the land but to help myself. It is to help myself to get money. I was expecting to get like N500, 000 from it so that I can buy tricycle.
“The herbalist did not tell me so but my spirit told me it will work. Not the Babalawo that told me. The Babalawo is my brother and is a boy. Now that I have failed, I have accepted my fate, anything that happens to me, I have accepted it.
” I did not kill the man. I don’t know anything about how he died or the accusation that I killed him. The man is known as Baje Baje Akao. He is a Hausa man. I have not killed anybody before.”
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said the suspect is currently in custody following an order from the state commissioner for Police, Kayode Aderanti.
He said, “Based on information available to SARS, when we got there, we arrested Rasheed Alabi. It was on December 14, 2014. He was arrested with one human head, it was at about 11:00 hrs.”