Men ‘decapitated policeman and sold their severed heads for ritual’

Two men have been arrested for allegedly decapitating two policeman and selling their heads.

Investigators in Nigeria are probing the horrific case and local media report the men have been paraded in an effort to deter others tempted by the illegal trade.

The suspects were named as Aliu Mubarak and Adewale Abiodun, with Nigerian police claiming they have confessed to the gruesome crime.

Officials said they were arrested by the Oyo state police in connection with the killing in the south-west of the country. They are also accused of dismemberment and selling the heads of the officers for one thousand Naira (£2,000).

They were arrested after someone confessed to buying the heads from the duo. The man told officers he intended to use them for a ritual.

The cops have been identified as Ajibola Adegoke and Rotimi Oladele, among several policemen killed in the aftermath of protests to end brutality by Nigeria's police.

They were set alight after they were killed during a riot in October.

The man who bought the heads, Oladipupo Ifakorede, is quoted by police sources as saying: "I want to use them (the heads) to prepare a ritual to make money. It is for myself."

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Oyo Commissioner of Police, Joe Enwonwu, said five people have so far been arrested in connection with the grisly crime.

He said in a statement: "Discrete investigation later led to the arrest of two other suspects who identified themselves as Aliu Mubarak 'M' and Adewale Abiodun 'M' who confessed that they carted away the heads of the two policemen which they later sold to a herbalist for ritual purposes for the sum of one thousand Naira only.

"The herbalist, who later identified himself as Oladipupo Ifakorede, was arrested and the two heads of the policemen which he has already dismembered were recovered from him and he confessed to the crime.

“Efforts are on to arrest other fleeing suspects."

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