5 suspected cultists have been arrested with human skulls in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State, in Nigeria.
According to the police report, the suspects were apprehended following a raid on a compound in Ogoja area.
“This is a case of suspected cultism, ritualists in Ogoja Local Government Area.
They were found with all the items they used in their activities.
“We raided the place because it is a compound. Eventually, four of them were found to be the people involved. So we are targeting them this time for the public to see.”
The suspects will be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
In other news, two ritualists have also been caught with a fresh human head.
The suspects were nabbed with the body of their victim whose head was already cut off.
According to Lagos State police spokesman, Chike Oti, a team of anti-kidnapping personnel of the Lagos State police command on routine patrol between Ajah-Epe expressway, apprehended two brothers namely Ayodeji Obadimeji, aged 18 and Saheed Obadimeji, aged 19 of Tunde Balogun Street, Shapati, Ibeju-Lekki in possession of a fresh human head.
“On interrogation, they confessed that one Sodiq Abefe contracted them to provide him with a human head at the cost of N200,000, hence they lured the victim by sending him to buy Coca-Cola drink for them and when he brought the drinks to them, they held him and cut off his head with a knife. The victim has been identified by his parents as Joseph Makinde, aged 10.
“The torso had been recovered from an uncompleted building located at Shapati and effort is ongoing to arrest the said Sodiq Abefe, who allegedly contracted the duo to commit the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be handed over to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba for further investigation.
“The CP Lagos reiterated his earlier warnings to criminals to repent or relocate from the state or regret the consequence of their action,” Oti said.