Five persons who were in possession of a human skull have been arrested by personnel of Niger State Police Command.
According to the spokesperson of the command, Wasiu Abiosun, the suspects confessed to the police that they were sent by an alfa to bring the skull for a money ritual.
Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday, adding that the whereabouts of the alfa could not be known.
He said two of the suspects, Isah Mohammed, 26, and Idris Mohammed, 28, both of Sakpe village, in Edati Local Government Area who were earlier arrested took them to the other three suspects.
The spokesperson said the two suspects claimed to have met one alfa Suleiman from Kwara State at Bida three weeks ago who told them to get a human skull for money ritual purposes.
The statement reads: “On 11th of this month, at about 12.30 operatives of a sister security agency, while on routine patrol at toll-gate along Bida-Minna road intercepted a Mitsubishi Lancer vehicle, and in the course of searching the passengers, two suspects were arrested.
“The two suspects were found in possession of a human skull wrapped in a Bagco bag, hence, the suspects were transferred to the Police Area Command, Bida for interrogation and further investigation. READ ALSO:
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“During police interrogation, the suspects claimed that they got the human skull from their village, and mentioned three other persons who aided in digging the grave where the skull was exhumed; Ibrahim Jiya 18, Suleiman Usman 22, Abdullahi Usman 24, all of the same address mentioned above.
“The three suspects were also arrested and confessed further that the skull was dug out from Sakpe village burial ground and that it was that of one Ndako Daniyan who died three years ago in the same village.”