Suspected Ritualists Exhuming Corpses from Graves Apprehended
Osun State Security Network Agency (Amotekun) operatives have arrested three suspected members of a gang that specialises in exhuming corpses and removing their parts for rituals.
This was disclosed in a press statement on Tuesday, by the Osun State Amotekun spokesperson, Adeniyi Adeshola Brown, saying the three suspects were; Kamilu Kehinde, a 43-year-old mechanic; Akeem Hamzat, 56-year-old driver and Wakeel Baka, a herbalist.
Brown stated that they were all arrested following intelligence received by the operatives of Iwo command.
“On interrogation, the suspects made confessional statements that they were into the business of exhuming corpses from graves; which they then sell to buyers who need them for money-making rituals; and also that.
“Akeem Hamzat was not actually one of them, but rather one Ogun, who is now at large with an exhumed body part”, Brown stated.
The spokesperson, however, disclosed that the Corps Commander of the agency, Bashir Abiodun Adewinmbi, had directed that the suspects be transferred to the Nigeria Police for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.
“Residents of the state are encouraged to be more security conscious and always ensure that they report all suspicious activities to the Osun Amotekun.
“When you see something, please always say something”, the statement concluded.