Cemetery Robbers Meet Waterloo in Ondo
The Ondo state police command, on Monday, confirmed the arrest of four men in possession of human heads.
The suspects, who were said to be workers at the Akure South local Government council’s cementery, are Adewale Abiodun, 40yrs, Akinola Sunday, 69, Oluwadare Idowu, 67, and one Olomofe, 45.
The suspects were apprehended while severing the head of a newly-buried corpse at the cemetery on Saturday.
A witness told Radio Nigeria anonymously that few hours after the corpse was buried, the family of the deceased returned to the cemetery to make arrangements on how to cover the grave in concrete.
The witness explained that on getting to the grave, family members met the suspects digging the grave with the intention of exhuming the corpse,
It was at that point that it was discovered that the suspects had four severed male heads and a female head.
According to the witness, the family members immediately invited men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, who arrested the suspects.
Confirming the arrest, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, said investigation had commenced into the case, adding that other members of the syndicate would soon be apprehended.