A 70-year-old herbalist, Olawale Shodolamu, has said that he uses the skulls he buys from grave diggers to prepare concoction for stroke patients.
The herbalist said this on Thursday when he was paraded alongside two others for being in possession of a skull he bought for N10,000 from a grave digger.
Others paraded alongside Shodolamu by the Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Hakeem Odumosu, were a gravedigger, Seun Falana; and a human parts buyer, Dauda Tijani.
Shodolamu said he used the skull to prepare concoction for stroke patients.
He said none of his patients knew that human skulls were being used for the concoction that he used to give them.
He said: “I use skulls to prepare concoction for stroke patients and I have cured about 50 stroke patients with the concoction.
“The patients usually drink and bathe with the concoction, but none of them knew that I use human skulls.
“I buy each skull for N20,000 and I have patronised Tijani on two separate occasions.”
Odumosu said Tijani was on his way to deliver a human skull to the herbalist when operatives of the command intercepted him.
He said: “He confessed that he was sent by the herbalist, Olawale Shodolamu, 70.
“The herbalist was also arrested and he claimed that he bought the human skull from one Seun Falana, 37, an employee of the Trinity Cemetery in Ajegunle, Lagos, for N10,000.
“The third suspect was equally arrested.”
When asked why he ventured into selling human parts, Falana said: “I am a contract worker at the cemetery and they usually pay me N2,000 for each grave I dig.
“One day, this man (Tijani) came to me and said he needed a skull to treat his leg and I agreed to get it for him.
“My boss gave me a job to do that day and when I started digging the ground, I saw a skull, so I called him to come and pick it.
“I sold it to him for N10,000.”