A 75-year old herbalist has been arrested by police in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for possessing human skulls.
The suspect, Mr. Ahmed Akekaka, was arrested in his house in Apete, a suburb of the city, following report from residents at the Eleyele Police Station.
He was arrested with two human skulls kept in a container.
Akekaka was said to have confessed to possessing the items but denied that they were human heads. He alleged that Yisa Adeleke of Inalende in the city supplied him the heads.
Police spokesman Daniel Oboyi confirmed the arrest. He said the heads had 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.