Residents of Adamo in Ikorodu have been praised by the Lagos State Police Command for arresting a man named Babalola, who allegedly had a human skull with him.
According to the Punch Newspaper, the man, who claimed to be an Islamic cleric, was handed over to the police by the residents.
GistReporters.com learnt that the alleged cleric was arrested alongside others whose identities were not disclosed.
A 29-second video which was posted on Saturday, showed the man in a traditional outfit being surrounded by residents and Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps officials.
In the clip, he was seen putting a human skull and other possible human parts into a bag, while one of his eyes was bleeding.
The state police command’s spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, posted on X on Saturday through his handle, @BenHundeyin, that the matter would be handled with justice.
“We commend the good people of Ikorodu for doing the right thing and not yielding to jungle justice,” Hundeyin wrote. “We will ensure justice.”
He also reposted a tweet by a user @DejiAdesogan who confirmed the arrest of the cleric and his team.
the post read: “Residents of Adamo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State, have handed over a popular Islamic cleric and four of his men to the police after they were allegedly caught with a human skull and other parts of a human body.
According to a resident, who gave his name as Ayo, told reporters the alleged cleric was caught on Thursday.
However, some X users on Saturday said that the man might not have been a real cleric.