Men of the Lagos state Police Command have arrested a 45-year-old man, Lucien Tosume, suspected to be a ritualist, for possessing a fresh human skull.
Tosume was arrested on June 4 2017 following an intelligence report in Iraye village, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
According to ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, the suspect, who specialises in the sale of human skull, was accosted by police officers who disguised as buyers.
Upon negotiation, the suspect agreed to sell a skull for N150,000, but the officers convinced him to sell it for N81,000, which he agreed to. The suspect was arrested immediately the money was paid to him.
Tosume, who confessed to the crime, said he sells fresh skulls for up to for N1 million.
Famous-Cole disclosed that investigations are ongoing to ascertain where the suspect gets the human parts from.
The Lagos PPRO further disclosed that the suspect will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, for further investigation. He advised members of the public, parents, and guardians to be watchful of their environment and keep eye on children and know their whereabouts at all