Taheed was arrested with a human head he severed from a corpse buried at the back of Basic Community Primary School in Olomi area of Ibadan, the state capital.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Adekunle Ajisebutu, told newsmen during the parade that Taheed was apprehended by some community members who noticed his suspicious movement.
He said, “The police was called in to arrest him.
“As he was about to be driven to the station, hoodlums blocked the road, demanding that jungle justice be meted on the suspect.
“A reinforcement from the police saved the day as the hoodlums destroyed the police van and also attempted to burn the van down.”
The PPRO said the police insisted the suspect should be arrested for interrogation, instead of being lynched to death, but the mob protested police action by preventing the patrol team from taking the suspect away.
In his confession, however, Taheed said he was meant to deliver the human head to intending money ritualists.
“I usually visit grave yards in the night and when I am sure no one must be passing by, I dig up corpses and cut their heads off,” the suspect, who is currently being investigated and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, said, adding that it was his second time of engaging in such act.