A 37-year-old suspected ritualist, Yusuf Adinohi has given a shocking confession, recounting how he transitioned for palm oil and cashew business into selling human skull.

Adinohi was nabbed by the Ondo State police in Akure.

Yusuf Adinohi
The suspect, Yusuf Adinohi

The 37-year-old was apprehended with eight human skulls in his possession.


The state Police command, via a statement on Friday, disclosed that Adinohi was arrested at about 11 am at the Agbasi Locust checkpoint in the Ase area of Isua Akoko, Ondo state.

He was apprehended while coming from Okene in Kogi State and heading to Osogbo in Osun State.

The Confession

It was after this arrest that the suspect made his confession.

According to him, he started the business of selling human skulls to save his sick mother.

In an interview with newsmen at the police headquarters in Akure, the suspect said that he has sold seven human skulls at ₦35,000 each and has made ₦245,000 from the illicit business.

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The statement reads: “Upon investigation, the suspect admitted being the owner of the eight dry skulls and said that he was going to Osogbo to deliver the human skulls to another herbalist.
“According to him, this will be my third time in this business. On the first trip, I sold four, the second time, I sold three and this latest one eight human skulls.
“For the skull, I usually buy it from my friend, Ismaila who usually gets them from burial grounds.


Human Skull Business

“Before I ventured into this business, I was buying and selling palm oil and cashew nuts, but it was not fetching me much money.
“My mother has been sick, we took her to one hospital in Lokoja and the doctor said we need ₦2 million for her treatment.
So I had no choice but to venture into human skull business.
My intention was to leave the business once I gathered the money to settle my mother’s medical bills.
“So far, from the seven that I had sold, I’ve made ₦245,000.
I actually sold them to different people. I met the buyers on Facebook.
He told me that he’s a herbalist.”

Furthermore, the suspect confessed that the human skulls were usually handed over to him by one Imaila.

The said Imaila lives at Oboroke in Okene, and that each head is being sold for between ₦30,000 and ₦35,000.

However, Oladipo said the suspect would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, for further investigations.


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