A suspected ritualist, Abideen Raheem, has confessed that he exhumed a body, cut off the head and sold it to a friend for N25,000.
The 42-year-old was among 43 suspected criminals paraded by the Oyo State Police Command in Eleyele, Ibadan.
Raheem said his friend needed the human head for money ritual.
He told reporters: “I wanted to help my friend who contacted me that he needed human head for money ritual.
“I cut the head with a knife, and took it away. I gave my friend who told me that he needed it for money ritual.”
He said he brought out the body from a public cementary in Olunde area of Ibadan on Saturday.
The suspect said his friend was arrested with the head on his way home.
“It was his arrest that led to my arrest,” Raheem said.
Moruf Ganiyu, who was arrested with the head, admitted that needed it for money ritual purposes.
“I discussed the issue with my friend Raheem and he promised to get me the head.
“On getting it, he called me. I collected it and I gave him the sum of N25,000 for his job.
“I actually wanted to use the head for money ritual,” Ganiyu said.
Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, said the suspected criminals were arrested for unlawful possession of human head.