A 65-year-old man, Samuel Olaniyi, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team in Lagos for attempting to use his late brother’s skull for money ritual.
It was learnt that the suspect, who was arrested alongside two others, identified as Uchenna Olewunna and Sunday Mathew, exhumed his late brother’s corpse identified as Idowu Jimoh at Ato area of Ogun State, removed his head and was about taking it to a native doctor when he was arrested.
Olaniyi said after his arrest that he was a palm wine tapper and his friend, Mathew, a logger, sold the idea of money ritual to him.
He added that Mathew was in search of quick money and approached Olewunna, who he said was a native doctor that had no idea of how to perform money ritual.
Olaniyi said Olewunna connected Mathew to one of his colleagues at Sango Ota and the native doctor demanded a human skull for the ritual, insisting that the skull must belong to someone familiar to them.