The police in calabar, Cross River State has apprehended a suspected cultist, Otu Edem Bassey, 30, and recovered two human skulls in his possesion.
The CP of police, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, confirmed that the Anti-Cultism/kidnapping unit of the command obtained two human skulls in his possesion.
He futher added that police operatives busted Bassey and his other gang memebers when they were preparing some rituals for their operation.
Bassey was nabbed at his residence in calabar, No.12b Etim Edem Street, while the other gang members fleed ; he said
Other diabolic items were also recoverd from the suspect, bassey would be charged to court after investigation is done; He added
However, mr bassey accused the police of unjustly arresting him while speaking with newsmen, he claimed that he was a traditional healer(herbalist)
“The skulls were given to me by my late father to continue with the traditional medicines which he used to practice to heal people. .
I am a herbalist and I heal people of different sickness. I have my license to operate as a herbalist. Somebody ran in front of my house and the Police came to my house to arrest me.
“They have no right because I have been using these skulls for my jobs since my father left it for me some eight years ago,” Bassey said