By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A 45-year old man, identified as Hassan Kolawole was on Friday, paraded with a fresh human head in Ibadan by the Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan.
The man was paraded at the Oyo State Police Command headquarters in Eleyele area of Ibadan, alongside nine other suspects arrested for various crimes at different locations in the Ibadan North West Local Government Area.
Briefing journalists on behalf of the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP Adebola Hamzat, the state Police Public Relations Officer,l (PPRO), SP Adewale Osifeso said the 45 year old suspect was arrested on Monday, November 6, 2023.
SP Osifeso said the suspect was arrested at Ogbere-ti-o-ya in the Ona Ara Local Government Area with items found in his possession including fresh human hands and one HP laptop.
The suspect, Hassan Kolawole while answering questions from journalists, said the fresh human head and two hands found in his possession were for ritual purposes as a result of the financial difficulty he was going through.
“I have one wife and two children, and it is very hard for me to take good care of them. I met one Waheed, who is also an Islamic cleric, at a Maolud. We discussed it, and he told me that he knew how to do money rituals that would require the use of human parts”, he said
Kolawole added, “I told him that I didn’t know how to get the human parts, and he promised to get them for me. He later brought the human parts to me at Amuloko, where we met early in the morning, and I kept them in my office, where I used to attend to people who needed spiritual assistance”
“The police came to search my office on the day Waheed gave me the fresh head and two hands”.
According to the suspect said that the person who gave him the human parts is now at large.
Nine other suspects were paraded for various crimes ranging from murder to kidnapping, cultism, and theft with the suspects arrested at different locations across the states.
Items recovered from the arrested suspects as exhibits, according to the police reports, include one Boxer Bajaj motorcycle with Reg Number NRK 754 QW, an improvised gun, a dual-faced axe, one HP laptop, one human head, two human hands, seventeen wraps of weed, and fifty-three wraps of Colorado.