Police in Ogun arrest three while exhuming corpse for money making ritual - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Friday, October 22, 2021

Police in Ogun arrest three while exhuming corpse for money making ritual

Ogun state police command has arrested the trio of Sunday Aregbede, Salisu Mamud and Bosere Rasaq while exhuming the corpse of one Segun Taiwo who died and buried about six months ago at Abule Sikiru area of Sabo Abeokuta. 

According to statement from the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Friday, the suspects were said to have been arrested at about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

They were said to have been picked up following a distress call received from one chief Felix Obe, who informed the police at ilupeju divisional headquarters, that he sighted some men digging the grave where a 28 years old man was buried about six months ago.

Felix Obe was quoted to have stated further that he however didn't know the intention behind the action of the said people. 

Upon the information, the DPO Ilupeju Division, SP Mustapha Opawoye was said to have quickly led his men to the scene where the three suspects were apprehended with already exhumed corpse with the help of members of the community. 

Preliminary investigation according to the police revealed that the suspects  exhumed the corpse in order to use part of it for money making ritual. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation with a view to charging them to court as soon as possible. 

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