Police in Edo State on Thursday paraded a divorcee and mother of four, Josephine Adun, an herbalist, Olusola Oyowokemi (42) and a caterpillar operator, Goodluck Charity, for buying and selling of a human skull.
The suspects reportedly traded the human skull, which one of them bought from a cementary keeper for N8,000 in February but they were arrested by police in May.
Oyowokemi was said to have asked Josephine to get the human skull for Charity, his client, for money ritual.
Josephine, who sells herbal ingredients in Benin, Edo State capitol, spoke with newsmen during her parade alongside other 16 suspects for other offences.
Expressing regret for the deal, Josephine said: “I want to use this medium to advise other women not to sell human parts to anybody, no matter how much the person promises to give. I have learnt my lessons.
The suspect, who reportedly bought the human skull for N8,000, allegedly sold the it to Goodluck Charity for N40,000, adding that for a job weldone, she got extra N5,000.
Earlier, the spokesperson for Edo State Police Command, Kontongs Bello, told journalists that the woman confessed that she bought the human skull from a Cementary keeper for N8,000.
He said: “The woman bought the human skull at N8,000 from a mortuary attendant. On interrogation, she said she sold the skull to a male suspect who approached her for it for N40,000.
“The suspect is a divorcee selling in herbal products in Benin, Edo State. The woman also said that she sold the human skull to the in February but was arrested in May.
“She said that she was asked by the herbalist to get a human skull for his client for sacrifice to enable him be more prosperous in his business.
“The herbalist, in his confessional statement, said his client, Goodluck Jonathan, approached him that he needed a spiritual help to boost his muck in his business. So, I assisted him to get a human skull for a ritual.