A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State has sentenced one Pastor Gabriel Josaya a.k.a Eli-Wakuku to 4 years imprisonment for dealing in human parts.
The founder of St. Moses Orimolade Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Ilorin, was convicted alongside an herbalist, Gabriel Moyosore, of conspiracy, trespass and unlawful possession of human parts.
It was gathered that Josaya unlawfully gained entry into a cemetery, where he exhumed human skulls and sold them to various customers at the rate of N8,000 per skull.
The Investigating Police Officer, Peter Ibiyemi told the court in his evidence that Josaya who began the business in 2009, confessed that he had exhumed over 200 human skulls from the Muslim Cemetery, Osere area of Ilorin.
He carried out his operation mainly at night and singlehandedly, and reportedly paid N10,000 to the cemetery security guard for each operation. It was also learnt that Josaya confessed to have sold each skull for N6,000 to Moyosore.