A 60-year-old native doctor, Godfrey Akpudje, has been arrested by police detectives for allegedly being in possession of human skulls in Ekpa Ovu, Delta State.
Police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafeha, confirmed the arrest.
He said: on June 24, at about 1700hrs, one Ejiro Okoro ‘m’ 35years. reported to the police that his 65 years old sister (name withheld), who died in 2019, had her corpse exhumed by unknown persons.
“On the strength of the report, the DPO Isiokolo Division swung into action, by detailing police detectives to investigate the matter, during which it was revealed that one Godfrey Akpudje ‘m’ a native doctor exhumed the corpse, and removed the skull.
“He was immediately arrested and two human skulls were recovered from him.
Edafeha said the suspect claimed that he got one of the human skulls from a native doctor in Osun state, who is now late.
Also, he said, Operatives Dragon patrol team 31, has arrested three persons in connection with fresh human blood at Nsukwa junction along Ogwashi-Uku/Kwale road.
He explained that they intercepted a commuter Sienna bus travelling from Asaba to Kwale.
According to him, the passengers in the vehicle were asked to submit themselves for search, and during the search, three suspects were found with a container filled with fresh human blood,
“The three suspects namely: Monday Nwite ‘m’ 27yrs, Madabuchi Nweke ‘m’ 26yrs and Nwite Sunday ‘m’ 21yrs all of Ebenta village in Ohaukwu LGA, Ebonyi State were immediately arrested.
“During interrogation, they confessed to have murdered some unknown persons in Ebonyi State and were on their way to a native doctor with their blood, whose identity is unknown for now but resides in Kwale.
“They were taking the blood for ritual purposes. One Rosary necklace tied with charms was also recovered from them,” he added.