A pastor, in Oyo state, identified as Alimi Isaiah, has been caught with a human skull, a buffalo horn and charms.
Isaiah is the founder and Senior pastor of the C&S Idapomimo Zion Church which is located at Alagbado area of the state.
The 55-year-old man was arrested by operatives of the Federal Highway patrol of the Oyo State Police command during stop-and-search.
He was apprehended while on his way to another branch of the church at Imini, via Ijaiye in Afijio Local Government of of Oyo State. The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, paraded the suspect alongside other suspected criminals at the Oyo State Police Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan on Friday. The CP said, “In the last two weeks, we have been able to to arrest 12 armed robbery suspects, three cultists, suspected ritualist in possession of human skull and two thieves.
“Other items recovered include 12 arms, 106 ammunition, eight vehicles and 14 phones. Isaiah however, confessed that all the items including gun powder, one Nissan Primera car with registration number APP 379 EP and other charms were found on him. Asked why he had the human skull and charms in his possession, Alimi Isaiah said, “Some residents of Imini at Ijaiye, Oyo State begged me to help them check incessant robbery attacks in the area, which forced seven villages to be deserted.
“When they came to me, I went to one old man, who advised me to get a human skull and other items that would be buried in the area to keep the robbers away. “My church is at Alagbado area of Lagos. All I wanted to do was just to bury these items.”
He said he was a son of a herbalist and that he took over his father’s job. “My dad is a juju man (herbalist). I was going to Ijaiye when some policemen stopped me. “They searched my bag and found this sheet of paper which contains my spiritual notes on how to use charms.
“They were reading it and I told them they had no right to be reading my notes. It was then they said they would take me to their station. “My reaction prompted them to search other items in my bag. Then, all these items were discovered,” he said. The suspect who also described himself as “father of Jesus” said he uses the human skull and charms to help his clients.