The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 45-year-old-man, Lucien Tosume, suspected to be a ritualist, for possessing a human skull. Tosume was arrested last week following an intelligence report in Iraye village in Sagamu Local Council of Ogun State.
According to spokesman of the Lagos State police command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, the suspect, who specializes in the sale of human skull, was accosted by police intelligence 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 N1 million. Famous-Cole says investigations are ongoing to ascertain where he got the human part.
The command’s spokesperson added that the suspect will be transferred to Panti for further investigation, as he advised members of the public and parents to keep a watchful eye on children and know their whereabouts at all time.