A suspect said to be an Islamic cleric, identified simply as Babalola, has been arrested with a human skul, which was allegedly in his possession for the purpose of ritual.
Reacting to the development, the Lagos State Police Command commended the residents of the Adamo area of Ikorodu who arrested and handed the suspect over to the police.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that Babalola was apprehended alongside some yet-to-be-identified others.
The spokesperson for the state police command, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a post on X on Saturday via his handle, @BenHundeyin, assured the residents that justice would be done concerning the matter.
“We commend the good people of Ikorodu for doing the right thing and not yielding to jungle justice. We will ensure justice is done,” Hundeyin said while retweeting the post by an X user, @DejiAdesogan, about the incident.
In a different development, a fire incident has ravaged 19 shops containing 1,900 bags of assorted grains in Gombi, headquarters of Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The incident occurred at a major grain market in the town, which lies in the northern part of the state.
The Secretary of Gombi Market Union, Mallam Umar Nyalli, said Saturday that the fire which spread to cause havoc was ignited by an unknown smoker who threw a burning stick of cigarette at a heap of waste materials close to the shops.
Nyalli said the businesses of owners of the affected shops had now been paralysed.
“We lost bags of maize, groundnuts, guinea corn, sesame seeds, beans and tamarin fruits to the inferno,” Nyali said, calling on the government at all levels to intervene.
The state Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa George Farauta, has commiserated with the traders whose goods were destroyed.
During a visit to the place Saturday afternoon, she described the incident as a collosal loss to the shop owners and great damage to the entire state in terms of revenue drive.
The fire incident in Gombi comes only about two weeks after a wildfire outside the premises of the Federal College of Education in the state capital, Yola.
The Yola incident destroyed 10 shops.