Photos: 8 Nigerians Arrested With 11 Human Skulls By Police In Kwara State


Eight suspected ritual killers, including a woman were reportedly arrested by the Nigeria Police Force with 11 human skulls in Ilorin, Kwara State.

According to the acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer, at a news conference in Abuja, items recovered from the suspects included 11 human skulls, human bones, powder suspected to be human bones, human hair and some charms.

Moshood who listed the suspects as: Azeez Yakubu, principal suspect, Ahmed Yahaya, Abdulfatai Kadri (Vigilante Commander), Aishat Yunisa, Lukman Saka, Abdulganiyu Bamidele, Soliu Ayinde and Abdulrasaq Babamle, further said that the arrest followed complaints to the police in Ilorin of missing persons, kidnappings and killings for ritual purposes.

The spokesman who further disclosed that upon the arrival of the police joint investigation team in Ilorin on the 5th of October, Yakubu, the principal suspect, was arrested after a search was conducted in his No. 20 Ile Opa residence saidl;

“during the search, 11 human skulls, some pieces of human bones, human hair and powder suspected to be grounded human bones and charms were recovered in the house.”

Moshood further disclosed that the suspects were also involved in exhuming dead bodies from graves in the community and removing their vital body parts for sale to prominent personalities said;

“The suspects confessed and admitted to have sold 31 human heads to some personalities in Ilorin and other towns in the state and other states.”

Also according to the force public relations officer, all the suspects made confessional statements to the police on the various roles they played in the crime. While adding tthat investigation was ongoing and efforts were being made to arrest other suspects mentioned by the suspects who were still at large, he said the suspects would be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.

While speaking with newsmen, Yakubu who disclosed that Kadri had brought 20 human skulls that he exhumed from the Ilorin community central cemetery, said that he usually bring them in batches of four, six, and eight for safe keeping and collects them within a day or two.

He further added that Kadri also informed him of personalities in Ilorin and other parts of the state that he usually supplies the human parts to.

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