Traditionalist arrested for being in possession of human skull in Niger State

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a suspected ritualist in whose possession a human skull was found in Niger state.

The suspect, identified as Abdulrahman Woru resides in Babana. He is said to be from Gbesewona village of Benin Republic.

The 38-year-old suspect was arrested on the 24th of January, 2024 based on a tip-off. Police PRO, Wasiu Abiodun explained that the suspect was arrested at Babana after he was suspected of being in possession of a human skull.

According to him,

“when a search was conducted in his house a h¥man sk¥ll, three pieces of suspected h¥man ribs, two idols and cash sum of 5000 CFA of Benin Rep currency were recovered.

During interrogation, he confessed that the human skull recovered belonged to him. He claimed that he migrated from Benin Republic to Nigeria about four years ago for his business, without any immigration document, and that he is a traditional medicine practitioner.”

Wasiu additionally noted that the suspect further claimed that he recently traveled to Benin Rep, and while entering Nigeria, he saw a bag on the road with the skull in it.

“The suspect said he tied it on his motorcycle and took it home, because he believed it will be useful for his work, and he did not report to the Police,” the state Police spokesman disclosed.

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