Operatives of the Ogun Police Command have arrested two suspects, Monday Karezu (32 years) and Anagonou Kamelan (44years) for alleged possession of “fresh human head.”

The Spokesman of the Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta, on Sunday, said the suspects, who are Benin Republic and Togo nationals, were respectively arrested following an information received by men of modus operandi section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department.

Oyeyemi said the Police got a hint that some men were going to an herbalist house “with human head which they want to use for money making ritual.”

According to him, following receipt of the information, the DSP Nurudeen Gafar-led team swiftly moved to the area where the herbalist house was situated and laid ambush there.

He said about two hours the operatives stormed the area, the two suspects arrived in a motorcycle with a bag containing the human head.

Oyeyemi said the suspects were arrested immediately with the exhibit.

The Police Spokesman said investigation revealed that human head caught with them was that of a woman who died three months ago during childbirth and was buried not too far from Sabo area of Abeokuta, where the first suspect resides.

Oyeyemi explained that the Benin Republic national had earlier killed his nine months old daughter and used her head for the “ritual purpose”, but the exercise ended in futility.

He added Karezu had also exhumed another corpse, removed the head and used it for money making ritual but failed.


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“On interrogation, Monday Karezu, a national of Benin republic informed the police that he got the head from a place known as ijale papa. This made the policemen to follow him to the place only to discover that he was lying.”

“Further investigation revealed that Monday karezu is a resident of Sabo area of Abeokuta, and that the human head with him was that of a woman who died three months ago during childbirth and was buried not too far from his house.

“It was further discovered that the suspect had one time killed his nine months old daughter and used her head for the same purpose but not succeed. He had also exhumed another corpse, removed the head and used it for money making ritual but failed,” he said.

Oyeyemi added that “the latest one that landed them in trouble was introduced to him by Anagonou kamalen a Togolese, who informed him that he knows an herbalist who can do money making ritual for him with human head, hence, he exhumed the corpse of the woman buried not too far from his house, cut off the head and in company of his accomplice, took it to the herbalist house where they were apprehended before delivering it.”

He quoted the Commissioner of police, Lanre Bankole, to have ordered a full investigation into the past activities of the suspects with the view to charge them to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Daily Trust