Alfa whose real name is Dauda Tijani, a 42 years old man who resides at Omomwunmi Street, area of Orege Ajegunle, was intercepted by policemen attached to Area ‘E’ Command, Festac, at the weekend, after the police insisted that they must know what is inside the polythene bag he was carrying.
After long battle with police, he finally agree to open the bag, Upon opening it, the content was discovered to be a human skull.
During questioning he confess that a herbalist sent him to get the skull.
His confession led to the arrest of the herbalist, identify as Olawale Shodolamu, a 70 years old man and a gravedigger identify as Seun Falana, a 37 years old at Trinity Cemetery, in Ajegunle area of the state.
A mild drama, however, played out yesterday, during an encounter with the suspects, following a verbal war between the Islamic cleric and the herbalist. While Alfa Tijani claimed the herbalist sent him to buy the human skull, adding that he did not know what he (herbalist) wanted to use it for, the herbalist said,
“You (Tijani) are a liar. Why did you not tell them what the skull was meant for?
Suspects Turning to this reporter, the herbalist said,
“Tell him to raise his trouser up. At this point, he took two steps to where Tijani stood, raised his trouser, only to reveal a sore on his right heel. Continuing he said,
“he ( Tijani), came to meet me to administer native medicine to the sore. He said he had tried several medications to no avail. “I told him to get dried human skull, grind it and apply its power on the sore, that it would heal.
“I told him he would not need to use a whole skull, that if he got one, we could share it . He collected N20,000 from me, to get it. But I got to know here, that he bought it for N10,000”.
“When confronted with the herbalist’s claim, Tijani nodded his head, saying, “ it is true”. On his part, the grave digger said the skull was a dried one, adding that whenever he was instructed to dig graves for fresh corpses, he would see dried skeletons, which he claimed he usually kept and sold to whoever wanted to buy