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5 docked for exhuming corpses in Ogun

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Men of the Ogun State Police Command at the weekend, intercepted five men, who specialised in exhuming corpses from graves, dismembering them and consequently selling their parts for money-making rituals in Ogun State.

The suspects include a 60 years old Oshole Fayemi; 39-years old Osemi Adesanya; Ismaila Seidu (30); Oseni Oluwasegun (69) and Lawal Olaiya (50)  who were arrested on Saturday by security operatives who acted on a tip-off at the Odogbolu axis of Ijebu in Ogun East Senatorial district of the state.

The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed their arrest, said the suspects were responsible for a series of corpses previously exhumed within the Ijebu – Ososa community of Odogbolu Local Government Area of the state.

Oyeyemi explained that police detectives attached to the Odogbolu Divisional Headquarters had got wind that the suspects were planning somewhere within the town to carry out another round of human parts harvest hence, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area, CSP Godwin Idehai mobilized his men and stormed their hideout where five of them were apprehended.

“On interrogation, the suspects made confessional statements that they were actually into the business of exhuming corpses from their graves, and that they used to sell parts of such corpses to their standby buyers who need it for money making rituals”.

PPRO however, disclosed that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Frank Mba has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Departments (SCIID) for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.

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