by Reuben Daba
The police in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, have confirmed the arrest of a 75-year old herbalist, Ahmed Akekaka, for possessing human skulls.
The arrest of Akekaka in his house in Apete, a suburb of Ibadan, was made following reports from residents at the Eleyele Police Station.
According to reports, Adekaka was arrested with two human skulls kept in a container. The herbalist however denied that the skull belonged to humans even though he confessed that the said items were found in his possession.
He alleged that Yisa Adeleke of Inalende in the city supplied him the heads.
Confirming the arrest, Police spokesman Daniel Oboyi, said that the skulls have been sent for examination to establish claims of the suspect that they were not human skulls.
Oboyi, who said the case was being handled by the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), explained that the result of the test would soon arrive.