A local herb seller, a herbalist, a student and four others for have been convicted by the Kwara State High Court in Ilorin for trafficking, selling, buying and being in possession of human parts for money rituals.

According to punch, the offences were committed in March 2017 in Ilorin, involved the convicts who were found guilty of criminal conspiracy, trafficking in and possession of 11 human skulls, 11 lower jaw bones, a bunch of hair and 29 pieces of bones taken from various burial grounds in Ilorin.

The Chief Judge of the state, Justice Durosinlorun Kawu, described the activities of the convicts as despicable and shameful, and sentenced the first defendant, Azeez Yakubu, to 15 years’ imprisonment and N100,000 fine for each of the three counts, in a judgment, which lasted for about three hours on Wednesday.

Mentioned amongst the convicts were Aishat Yinusa, Lukman Saka, AbdulGaniyu Bamidele, Ahmed Yahaya, Saliu Ayinde and Abdurasak Babamale, who were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment each and N100,000 fine on each of the two counts they were convicted on.