A 26-year-old man, Franklin Akinyosuyi, who was arrested with a human skull in his apartment in Ondo town, Ondo State has confessed that he used the skull to bathe for one month.
The photographer and boutique owner said a herbalist directed him to be bathing with the skull at 1am every Thursday to boost his business.
Akinyosuyi spoke in an interview with journalists when he was paraded alongside his accomplices at the state police headquarters in Akure on Saturday.
The suspect was arrested after his landlord reported him at a police station for having a human skull in his apartment in the Eleworo area of the community last week.
Confessing, the suspect said, “I am a photographer and I own a boutique as well. It was last year that my uncle took me to an herbalist. I explained to him that my business wasn’t moving well, so he asked me to pay N200,000 to make a concoction for me which I paid within three weeks.
“After he was done, he called me to come to pick it and that was last year November. He directed that I should be bathing with the human skull every Thursday at exactly 1am. I used it for a month but didn’t see any difference in my business. So, I had to call the herbalist and told him to refund my money.
“I also asked him to come and pick up the human skull as well but he refused to come and pick it up, but he had started refunding my money because he already sent me N20,000.
“On that fateful day, I decided to go and throw it away, so I dropped it in my backyard. Unfortunately, I went out and before I could return, my landlord’s children saw it, informed their father and they invited the police. After we were arrested, the herbalist claimed that he paid someone to get the human head.”
Parading the suspects, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said five persons were allegedly involved in the matter.
She said while three suspects have been arrested, two were still at large.
“Further interrogation and investigation led to the arrest of one Oyegoke Dare, an evangelist, who gave the skull and other fetish materials to the suspect, and one Oyelade Sarafa, an herbalist who also confessed to have helped in procuring the skull from one Asekun (a vigilante) in Ikirun was also arrested. Two other suspects mentioned in connection with the case are currently at large,” she said.