The suspect, Lucien Tusume, was arrested at Iraye village in Sagamu area of Ogun State, following intelligence report.
Explaining the circumstance that led to Tusume’s arrest, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said some policemen, who disguised as buyers, contacted the suspect for a human skull.
The suspect readily agreed to sell a dried skull for N150,000 to the undercover operatives, but the officers bargained for N81,000 which he accepted.
The suspect later took the dried human skull to the ‘buyers’, and he was subsequently arrested after payment was made to him.
During interrogation, the suspect disclosed that the dried skulls were sold between N80,000 and N120,000, adding that fresh human skulls were more expensive. He said:
“I sell fresh skull for N1 million.”
The suspect, according to Famous-Cole, had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, where investigation will be made on how and where he got the human skulls.