Franklin Akinyosuyi, a 26-year-old suspected ritualist, has provided insight into the shocking act of bathing daily with a human head, revealing that he purchased the grisly item along with other body parts from an herbalist in Osun state. The suspect, among those paraded by the Ondo State Police Command, shed light on his actions during an interview over the weekend.
Akinyosuyi disclosed that he resorted to this macabre practice under the guidance of an herbalist, with the intention of boosting his struggling photography and boutique business. He explained that he was grappling with severe financial difficulties and hoped that following the herbalist’s instructions would turn his fortunes around.
“I am a photographer and I own a boutique as well. It was last year that my uncle took me to a herbalist. I explained to him that my business wasn’t moving well, so he asked me to pay N200,000 to make concoction for me which I paid within three weeks,” Akinyosuyi revealed.
He continued, “After he was done, he called me to come pick it and that was last year November. He directed that I should be bathing with the human head every Thursday at exactly 1am. I used it for a month but didn’t see any difference in my business. So, I had to call the herbalist and told him to refund my money.”
Unsatisfied with the results, Akinyosuyi requested a refund and disposal of the human head. “I also asked him to come and pick the human head as well but he refused to come and pick it, but he had started refunding my money because he already sent me N20,000,” he stated.
In an attempt to rid himself of the unsettling object, Akinyosuyi decided to discard it in his backyard. However, the human head was discovered by his landlord’s children, leading to his arrest by the police.
Police spokesperson Funmi Odunlami provided additional details about the case, explaining that the possession of a human skull had been confirmed. Further investigation led to the arrest of an evangelist named Oyegoke Dare, who had provided the skull and other fetish materials to Akinyosuyi. Additionally, another herbalist named Oyelade Sarafa was arrested for his involvement in procuring the skull from an individual named Asekun, who was identified as a vigilante in Ikirun.
While the investigation progresses, two other suspects connected to the case remain at large. The disturbing incident sheds light on the deeply unsettling practices associated with ritualistic activities in the region.