Men from the Ogun State Government-owned security outfit, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, have arrested a mortuary attendant working with MABOD at Oke-Yidi, Abule Oloni, Abeokuta, Kushimo Lukman, for allegedly exhuming and cutting off the head of a minor's corpse.
Moruf Yusuf, the Corps' Director of Information and Public Relations, made the announcement on Tuesday.
Yusuf said the suspect, who lived on Abule Oloni in Oke Yidi, Abeokuta, was apprehended by officers on a regular patrol after beheading a male minor's body in the Oke Yidi graveyard.
"During interrogation, the suspect stated that the boy died owing to complications from kidney disease and that the body was carried to the cemetery from the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta," he said.
"He claims that the parents, who came from Ibadan, sought his assistance as a mortuary attendant to get the body buried. He further said he buried the boy’s body in the cemetery in the presence of his parents around 7pm on Monday.
“The suspect later went back to the cemetery at 6am on Tuesday, April 26, to severe the head of the buried boy where he was caught after a fierce fight with the So-Safe officer who later overpowered him.
“The suspect later confessed that the fresh head was requested by a certain Chief Ifalonishe, aka Lanroye, at the rate of N50,000, and it was supposed to be delivered to him at a designated point in Abeokuta.
He is alleged to have numerous clients as well in Ogun state.
The suspect has been transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Ogun State Police Command, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation and prosecution.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.