The police paraded two men in Ibadan on
Friday for been in possession of a
decomposing human head.
Seyi Akinola of the men was arrested in an
ambush operation by the police while Ajitoni
Ogundeji was named by Akinola as his accomplice
in the crime.
Akinola who is a hunter had complained to
Ogundeji that he experienced frequent robbery
attacks on the road whenever he travelled and as
a way of helping him Ogundeji, who is a farmer
and a hunter allegedly instructed him to bring a
human head to prepare a charm that would
protect him from gunshot.
While on hunting expedition at night about two
weeks ago, Akinola allegedly saw the corpse of a
dead mad woman in a bush.
He later cut off the head and hid it on a tree to
Ten days later, he returned to pick the head at
the place where he kept it but unknown to him,
the community had alerted the police after
discovering the head on the tree. After walking
into the ambush, he was arrested and taken to
the police station at Ojoo area of Ibadan. During
questioning, he told the police that Ogundeji told
him to bring the head to prepare anti-bullet
charm. While speaking to journalists at the
station, Akinola confessed to the crime.
“I was caught with a human head by the police
on Friday morning. I travelled a lot when I was
working as a shepherd to a herd of cattle, but
there are incidences of robbery attacks on the
road. I told Ogundeji about it and he said he
could do a charm for me against gunshot if I
could get a human head.”
Posted by Triple T