Men of the Oyo State Police Command Wednesday said that they have arrested a 30-year old Fulani man, Musa Ahmed, with human skull in Ogbomoso area of the state.
The suspect, Ahmed was intercepted by men of Igbeti Area Command led by ASP Tajudeen Toys during stop and search, and when searched, a human skull was found in a bag, which belonged to the suspect and another passenger who is at large.
The suspect told journalists that he was innocent of the crime and was only implicated because he is a Fulani man.
He said, “I went to the motor park to board a car traveling to Ogbomoso from Ilesa Baruba Kwara state.
“That was not my first time traveling through that road. I put my bags in the booth as every other person.
“When the police stopped us to check our bags, my bag was near the bag of another passenger who ran away as soon as the bags were checked.
“Three policemen ran after him but couldn’t catch him. So they said I knew about the skull, and I was accused because I was the only Fulani man in that vehicle.”
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu, while parading the suspect told journalists that another seventeen suspects were arrested for various offences.
The other seventeen suspects paraded were arrested for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, burglary and stealing, hijacking of truck laden with fuel, stealing and impersonation, recovery of diverted goods, unlawful possession of firearms.
He added that 162 ammunitions were recovered from the suspects while 131 cartridges and three 9mm ammunitions alongside 16 guns were retrieved.
Olukolu further explained that irrespective of security concerns during the election period, the police would not neglect its primary constitutional duty of tackling crime in the state.
He equally promised the people of Oyo state that all necessary security architecture will be put in place to have a smooth conduct during the gubernatorial election on Saturday.