Police operatives in Ogun Police have arrested three suspects while exhuming a corpse for ritual purpose at Abule Sikiru area of Sabo, Abeokuta.
The suspects, Sunday Aregbede, Salisu Mamud and Bosere Rasaq, were arrested while exhuming the corpse of one late Segun Taiwo, 26, which was buried six months ago.
According to the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, they were arrested at about 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday 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 deceased’s grave. He stated further that he didn’t know the intention behind the action of the said people.
“Upon the information, the DPO Ilupeju division SP Mustapha Opawoye, quickly led his men to the scene where the three suspects were apprehended with an already exhumed corpses with the help of members of the community.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects exhume the corpse in order to use part of it for money-making rituals,” Oyeyemi said.