Court jails herbalist, others found with 11 human skulls, 29 bones

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Money Rituals: Court jails herbalist, others found with 11 human skulls, 29 bones

By Demola Akinyemi

Justice Dusosinlohun Kawu of an Ilorin High Court, Wednesday convicted one local herb seller (alagbo), herbalist/ritualist, student and four others for trafficking, selling, buying and possessing human parts for money ritual.

The convicts were found guilty of such offences as criminal conspiracy, trafficking and possession of 11 human skulls, 11 lower jaw bones, bunch of hair and 29 pieces of bones taken from various burial grounds in Ilorin, the state capital.

Delivering the judgement Justice Durosinloun Kawu, described activities of the convicts as “despicable and shameful” and sentenced the first convict, Azeez Yakubu, to 15 years imprisonment with N100,000 fine each on three counts which he said would run concurrently.

Other convicts, who include a middle-aged woman, Aishat Yinusa, Lukman Saka, AbdulGaniyu Bamidele, Ahmed Yahaya, Saliu Ayinde and Abdurasak Babamale, were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with N100,000 fine each on two counts that…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper