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Man With 3 Human Skulls Arrested By Police In Ibadan

Men of the Oyo State police command on Monday said that they have arrested a man for allegedly being in possession of three human skulls in Ibadan, the state capital.

The 27-year old Sodiq Rasheed, according to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude, was arrested around Omi Adio.

Odude while parading the suspect, said he was caught during a raid by the police. Odude said his accomplice was still at large.

The suspect while speaking with journalists said “It was one man that lured me into the crime. “I helped him to do something and after we discussed, he told me to bring human skull for money ritual.

“I succeeded in getting the three heads at a cemetery located in a bush in Omi Adio area and after I was caught, he ran away”.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune before he left to join the Bureau of Public Enterprises BPE, Abuja in 2005 as Head, Media Relations. At the BPE, Sayo coordinated both local and international media for the Bureau’s events and activities. He led a group of Nigerian journalists to the transfer ceremony of West African Refineries Limited in which Nigeria had controlling shares in Sierra Leone to its buyer in 2006 under the privatisation programme of the Nigerian government. He was Accounts Manager (Client Service) at The Quadrant Company, Nigeria’s leading Public Relations outfit, between 2006 and 2007 where he managed Celtel, (now Airtel), LG Electronics and DHL amongst others. He led a team of twenty IT/Telecom Editors of Nigeria’s leading newspapers and magazines to Tanzania in 2006 as part of the migration process of Celtel from Vmobile. In 2007, Sayo left for IMS Advertising Limited as General Manager, Reputation Management in a quest for robust integrated marketing communication expertise. The clientele included Nigerian Breweries Plc, Multi-links, Evan Medicals, Dorman Long and BGL amongst many others. He left in 2012 to set up Octopus Communication, an integrated marketing communication outfit, acting as PR consultant for IMS Advertising, Gilt-edge Advertising and others. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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