By Hammed Shittu
Men and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command Tuesday arrested a middle-aged man, Ibrahim Abubakar for allegedly in possession of human skulls in Omu-Aran in Irepodun local government council of the state.
Also, items arrested with the man claimed to be herbalist were two locally made rifles and charms.
Parading the suspect in Ilorin, the state capital, the state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Al-Hassan Akor, said the suspect, was arrested with human skulls and some human parts, part of which allegedly belonged to a kidnapped commercial motorcycle rider in the town, Mr. John Olalekan.
He stated that the arrest was based on intelligence and surveillance by the corps when they commenced searching of the person that was allegedly behind the act that later resulted to the arrest of Abubakar. Akor said Abubakar, who claimed to be a herbalist and cattle rearer, is a Fulani of Yoruba stock from Ilorin living in Omu Aran confessed the act during interrogation by the men of the corps.
The NSCDC commandant said further investigation led to the arrest of the herbalist in his house around 8.00a.m on Monday, April 2, 2012, where human parts already cut into pieces and roasted were found in his custody.
Akor, who said the suspect initially tried to deny involvement in the crime, added that the suspect told the officers of the corps that the human parts were those of a monkey brought to him by one of the friends of his friend.
He however, said that an examination conducted on the items at Omu Aran General Hospital certified that they are human parts, and therefore, enjoined members of the public to always volunteer useful information to security agencies, adding that security situation in the country is a challenge to everyone.