Old Man Caught With Human Skull, Says ‘Na Mistake’

Old Man Caught With Human Skull, Says 'Na Mistake'A 72-year-old man arrested in Obatedo Iwo town in Osun state for severing a human skull from a cemetery has described his act as a mistake.

Idris Ajao who claimed to be a trained bricklayer, said that a herbalist, Tajudeen Jawesola, assigned him to exhume skulls from graves in the cemetery in return for 10,000 Naira.

Police, acting on a tip off, deployed men around the cemetery and arrested him with a skull.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Fimihan Adeoye said that detectives got the hint about the alleged atrocities of Ajao and trailed him until he was caught with the skull.

Speaking to Channels Television, Ajao said “the downfall of a man is not the end of his life “,”hard time is not forever and “mistake has no master”.

Speaking on in the Yoruba language, he said: “What happened yesterday is so painful to me, I arrived at the cemetery by 6.30PM in Igbote and left the place by 7.30PM, as I was going, the Police apprehended me.

“It was Jawesola that asked me to get the human skull for him. Everybody knows Jawesola to be a herbalist and he wanted to use the human skull to do his work.

“He said he would give me N10, 000. I should not have listened to him. It was a mistake”.

The Police however said that they were still in search of Jawesola.

Family Business

‎The Osun State Police Command also paraded a group of six persons believed to be related who kidnapped a five-year-old boy and demanded for a ransom from the parents.

Keeping the boy for five days, the group we learnt was finally able to collect the sum of 550,000 Naira from the boy’s family before they were arrested.

The kidnappers were said to have abducted the boy on December 22 at Ipetu-Ijesha and released him after five days.

Old Man Caught With Human Skull, Says 'Na Mistake'

The gang has as members a mother and daughter, a husband and his pregnant wife, a nursing mother and two others. One of them was said to be at large.

“This kidnapping case is one of the achievements we have been able to record in few days and the arrest of this old man‎.

“This five-year-old boy was forcefully taken from his parents when the gang arrived to take him and his parents had to run for safety and the boy was kept for about five days before he was released on the 27th of December upon the payment of 550,000 naira as ransom.

“But we thank God that the Police detectives attached to the anti-kidnap unit eventually succeeded in arresting the major culprits. Six of them have been arrested while one is still at large,” he explained.

“The implications is that by the grace of God we are close to cracking the case, but what is interesting in this matter is that all the members of the gang arrested are related to each other in one way or the other. ‎

“You can imagine the kind of trauma they must have caused the five-year-old boy who was separated from his parents for five good days.

“It appears it’s a family business but we thank God that the boy has been reunited with his family.

“He is in God health and the suspects are being processed for necessary prosecution,” declared the Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye.

He also warned citizens to be wary of those employed to work for them at home.

“What I want members of the public to know is that they should be wary of the people around them because investigation conducted so far shows that there is a kind of conspiracy between the actual abductors and a member of the family of the victim.

“So we advise that people should be very careful with their domestic servants and other members of their family,” CP Adeoye advised.

The Police boss later joined in the destruction of some bags of cannabis recovered by the security agents.

He appealed to the public to continue to collaborate with the Police to rid the state of crime and all evil capable of destroying the youths.

Osun Community Appeases Gods After Barber Commits Suicide

Nigerian To Be Executed In Singapore, Clemency Appeal RejectedResidents of Oke-Itase area in Ile -ife, Osun State were thrown into confusion when the lifeless body of a 35-year-old man, Sunday Onifade, was found hanging on the iron rod of the ceiling fan in his living room.

The deceased, who was a barber, was believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself, but the reason for his decision could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. His perplexed relatives refused to speak on the incident.

The younger brother of the deceased, Omotayo Onifade, was said to have proceeded to the ‘A’ Division Police Headquarters in Ife to report the death of his elder brother.

He explained that family members were shocked when they saw Sunday hanging on the ceiling fan.

Mr Folasade Odoro, a spokesman for the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, confirmed the incident.

The police chief said investigation had commenced on the matter.

Channels Television’s correspondent, Bosede Sodiq, in Osun State learnt that necessary rites and rituals have started taking place in the house to appease the gods over the incident so as to prevent incessant death among members of the family and the community as believed by the yoruba tradition.

Osun Police Commissioner Tasks Officers On Professionalism

Edo election, FUNAAB, vandalisation, Federal University of Agriculture AbeokutaOfficers and men of the Osun State Command of the Nigeria police have been charged to maintain professionalism and good conduct in the line of their duty, especially when faced with uncooperative members of the public.

The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye gave the charge while addressing senior officers of the command at the headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital.

The command also paraded five-armed robbery suspects apprehended for stealing two vehicles and other valuables.

The state police boss told senior officers that its high time policing be done with human face in the state.

He says police brutality, corruption and breach of code of conduct will not be condoned in the force.

The Commissioner who disclosed that a total of nine vehicles have been recovered by men of the command since September, also paraded five suspects arrested at various points in the state for armed robbery.

In the meantime, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone XI, Dan Bature at a 3-day training on human right and police citizens’ relations for officers of the special Anti-Robbery Squad, charged the officers against infringing on the fundamental rights of the people.

Represented by the Commissioner of Police, Fimihan Adeoye, the AIG maintained that the primary duty of the police is to build the confidence of the police in the people rather than scare them.

The three-day training is expected to re-enlighten ‎the role of the police and the proper Interaction with the people for effective policing.