Michael Omolayo, a 70-year-old man, has landed himself in trouble after he was caught packing human hair in large quantities at a barbing salon in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
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It was learnt that Omolayo received the hair from a woman, who had allegedly assisted him to pack the hair from a shop owned by a barber identified simply as Desmond.
The septuagenarian was almost lynched by some irate residents of Oke-Emesho area of Akure after he was caught in the act, but was eventually prevailed upon to leave him.
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The residents subsequently searched Omolayo’s house and the head of the community thereafter directed that the suspect be taken to the palace of the Deji of Akure, the prominent traditional ruler of the city, according to a source.
“Some strange objects were found in the house and this prompted the head of the community, Chief James Abiodun, to order his arrest and be taken to the Deji of Akure’s palace along with the strange objects found in his house. The community head also said the issue could only be resolved through traditional means,” the Punch quoted the source as saying.
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The woman, who was seen handing over the human hair to the suspect, reportedly confessed to the allegation at the Deji’s palace.
Michael Adeyeye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure, confirmed the incident and said the palace would hand over the suspect to the police.