A twenty-five-year-old man, Alex Babalola, has been arrested with a human head by the men of the Police Command in Asese, Magboro area of Ogun State.
According to the Tribune, the suspect, an indigene of Ondo State, was arrested by the operatives of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS), on Thursday afternoon.
Babalola was arrested following a tip-off by a member of the public who saw the suspect and his partner in the bush with the human head. The man who saw them raised an alarm after which the suspect was apprehended. His partner however escaped arrest and is currently on the move.
According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the FSARS operatives swung into action based on the information and discovered human head in a sack carried by Babalola.
The suspect was reported to have confessed to the crime, saying the human head was meant for money ritual. He didn’t give details on how they came about the head, but upon further investigation, he revealed that the head was actually meant for a herbalist within the community and that they were only meant to deliver the severed head to him.
Efforts to arrest the herbalist were futile as it seemed he had gotten information about the arrest of the suspect and taken to his heels.
The head of the community, Chief Kasumu Sonola, was said to have commended the FSARS team for their quick response and routine patrol of the area. He complained bitterly of the action of hoodlums and touts within his community. He also went further to complain on how they have been terrorizing the members of the community.
He however urged the police operatives to intensify the patrol in order to rid the area of criminals. The community leader also admonished members of his community to be vigilant and report every criminal activity they notice within the community.