A herbalist has been discovered to use human skull to treat people suffering from chronic headaches. The herbalist, Semiu Oyewo, 38, was arrested with a dry skull along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road. The suspect was paraded by the Osun State Police Command headquarters at ring road, Osogbo on Tuesday. He showed glaring confusion he never knew possession of a dry skull is an offence.
The suspect was paraded at the state police command in Osogbo; and the State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, also confirmed the herbalist was apprehended along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road; with one human skull, snail as well as voodoo.
The police statement read: “On July 7, 2021 around 8am, the police patrol team on routine highway patrol along Ile-Ife/Ibadan road, intercepted one Honda Accord vehicle with Reg. No. AGL 412 CD black colour driven by the suspect a 38-year-old man, Semiu Oyewo of Alamole area, Ondo road, Ile-Ife, searched the vehicle and recovered the exhibits.”
Oyewo, on the other hand, rebutted: “I am an herbalist, I didn’t know that having possession of dry skull is an offence. I even fought with the mobile police that arrested me. I want to use it to treat someone who is suffering chronic headache.”
The suspect confessed that he is an herbalist; and further bought the suspected human skull from his co-herbalist one Ige aka Igwe of Apomu who had absconded.
While speaking the CP said “The said suspected human skull was bargained for twenty five thousand naira only (N25, 000.00); while he paid twenty thousand naira only (N20, 000.00) to later balance five thousand naira only (N5, 000.00).
“The Police navigated its investigation to the house of the arrested suspected; and also recovered various ‘Juju’ and fetish items which they hid in the bush.”