Herbalist found with fresh human corpse in Ogun claims he wants to revive him - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Monday, August 28, 2023

Herbalist found with fresh human corpse in Ogun claims he wants to revive him

Ogun state police command said that a middle aged man, one Babatunde Kolawole who claimed to be an herbalist and was allegedly arrested with a fresh human male corpse by the Amotekun Corps in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state is now in their custody.

Kolawole was said to have told the police that he was only trying to bring back to life the unidentified corpse when he was arrested 

This was according to statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer for the state command, SP Omolola Odutola on Sunday.

The statement said "the Divisional Police Officer of Ota Police Station, CSP Saleh Dahiru, has received a report and taken into custody one Babatunde Kolawole, who was caught by members of the Amotekun Corps in Ado Odo Ota with a fresh male human corpse.

"Preliminary investigations have commenced, and although the suspect did not deny the incident, he claims to be a native doctor who was attempting to revive the deceased. However, it remains unclear how the suspect obtained the fresh corpse during the late hours of the night. 

"So far, no one has come forward to claim the body, and the suspect has not revealed any information about the origin of the corpse. In order to gather more information and solve this case, the corpse has been transported to the Ifo General Hospital for an autopsy. 

"The Sango Ota Divisional Police Officer is urging members of the community to provide any useful information related to the incident, by volunteering information. The community members can assist the police in their investigation and help shed light on this disturbing occurrence"

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