The police in Lagos State have arrested and arraigned five men caught with human skulls, saying they committed the offence on March 16, at Agbowa Ikosi area near Lagos metropolis.The prosecutor, ASP Rita Momah, told the court that the defendants broke into Brewery Cemetery in Agbowa Ikosi in the middle of the night and dug up many bodies and cut off skulls for ritual purposes.

Momah said it was one of the grave keepers that saw them and called the attention of vigilantes who subsequently apprehended them and handed them over to the police.

The defendant: Adekunle Mufutau (50), Abdulwaheed Omolewa (46), Adeleke Nosiru (45), Kazeem Laisisi (36) and Babatunde Omoleye (30), who were charged with conspiracy and unlawful possession of human parts, denied the charges.

The magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, granted them bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to May 9th.

Daily Trust