A prophet and founder of St. Moses Orimolade Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Illorin, Gabriel Josaya aka Eli-Wakuku, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment over ritual activities.
It was gathered that Pastor Josaya was sentenced with no option of fine by a Magistrate Court sitting in Kwara State for dealing in human parts.
The Chief Magistrate Mohammed Ibrahim sentenced Josaya along with his accomplice, Gabriel Moyosore, a herbalist, who bought human skulls from him.
The men were convicted of conspiracy, trespass and unlawful possession of human parts.
The police first information report revealed that Josaya unlawfully gains entry into a cemetery, where he exhumed human skulls and sold them to various customers at the rate of N8,000 per skull.
A human skull was discovered in possession of Moyosore and he confessed to the crime, the FIR added.
The Investigating Police Officer, Peter Ibiyemi, told the court in his evidence that Josaya confessed that he had exhumed over 200 human skulls from the Muslim Cemetery, Osere area of Ilorin.
He added that Josaya began the business in 2009 and that he carried out his operation mainly at night and singlehandedly.
According to Ibiyemi, for each operation, he paid N10,000 to the cemetery security guard.
He also stated that Josaya confessed to having sold each skull for N6,000 to Moyosore.