By Ajuma Edwina Ameh
Two suspected hoodlums, 24-year-old Aliu Mubarak and 17-year-old Adewale Abiodun, are now in police net in Ibadan,Oyo state for allegedly selling the burnt skulls of two policemen killed in the city during the #EndSARS protest.
The duo sold the skulls to a herbalist for the sum of N1000.
The deceased policemen, Ajibola Adegoke and Rotimi Oladele, were among the police officers killed during the EndSARS protests hijacked by suspected hoodlums.
Luck, however, ran out for the suspects as the herbalist, Oladipupo Ifakorede, was arrested, who confessed buying the human heads from them for money making ritual.
One the suspects, Abiodun said:“On Monday, October 22, Mubarak asked me to follow him to Alabata area in Ibadan, where his wife was staying. We got to Iwo Road and saw that the road had been blocked. We saw a cloud of Smoke and decided to move closer to see what was happening, and we saw humans being burnt.
“The mob was hitting the burnt bodies with sticks, and started taking the body parts. Mubarak came to me and said he wanted to take some of the body parts, as he had someone he would sell them to. He went to take the two skulls.
“We went to the native doctor’s residence in our neighbourhood. After negotiation, the native doctor gave us N500 with the promise to pay the balance of N500.
“He told us he was not the one who would use them, but that he would take them to a cleric in Ilorin, Kwara State, for ritual purpose.
“After leaving the residence of the native doctor, Mubarak and I went to a restaurant and used the N500 to eat. About 7pm the same day, the native doctor saw me at a junction in our area and gave me N500 balance.
“Mubarak and I shared the money at N250 each on the third day.”
Meanwhile, the State Police Commisioner, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu, has said that five persons have been identified in connection with the killings, adding that the fleeing suspects are being tracked for arrest.