Police arrests three men for allegedly exhuming corpse in Ogun
Police operatives in Ogun State have arrested three suspects for allegedly exhuming a corpse for a ritual purpose at Sabo area of Abeokuta, the state capital.
The spokesman of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the suspects were arrested following a distress call at 11:30 p.m. on October 20.
Oyeyemi added that the suspects – Sunday Aregbede, Salisu Mamud, and Bosere Rasaq – were arrested while exhuming the corpse of one Segun Taiwo, who was buried six months ago.
He said: “Upon the information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ilupeju Division, SP Mustapha Opawoye, quickly led his men to the scene where the suspects were apprehended with the help of members of the community with an already exhumed corpse.
READ ALSO: Police arrests man for alleged sexual abuse in Ogun
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects exhumed the corpse in order to use part of it for money ritual.”
The spokesman said the state’s Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
A tale of Kwara public school where pupils learn under the tree without chalkboards
“You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.” – Vince Gowmon But...
SPECIAL REPORT: Indiscriminate waste dumps, open defecation pose threat of epidemic in Kwara as govt slow to act
Forty three-year-old Bilikis Abdulrahman covered her pineapple fruit she is selling inside a white bucket container. This, she does to...
SPECIAL REPORT: Women displaced by conflict in North-Central Nigeria become farm helps to survive
Displaced women finding refuge in Abagena camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Makurdi, Benue State have resorted to...
FEATURE: Kwara residents cry out for help as rainstorm devastates their homes
Phillip Moffitt, an American author, said: “the house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul”,...
SPECIAL REPORT: Small businesses suffer, as govts fail to end sit-at-home in Nigeria’s South-East
It is a Thursday afternoon in December 2022 and the sun is scorching inside the popular Ogbete Market in Enugu...