Saturday, 8 July 2017
Arrested ritualist reveals he sells fresh human skull for N1m (about $3,200)
A suspected ritualist, Lucien Tusume, who was arrested by the Lagos state Police command, Nigeria confessed to selling fresh human skulls for a million Naira (about $3,200). The 45 year old was arrested at Iraye village in Sagamu area of Ogun State, following intelligence report.
Olarinde Famous-Cole, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, explained how Lucien was arrested. He said some police officers disguised as buyers and contacted the suspect who then agreed to sell a dried skull for N150,000 to the undercover operatives, but the officers bargained for N81,000 which he accepted.
He took the dried skull to them and was arrested after payment was made. The suspect disclosed he sells dried skulls between N80,000 and N120,000, adding that fresh skulls were more expensive.
He said: “I sell fresh skull for N1 million.”
He has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for more interrogation on where he gets the skulls from.