Operatives of the Ogun State Security Network, aka Amotekun Corps, have arrested two suspects for allegedly possessing human skulls in the state, Punch Newspaper reports.
The state Commander, Amotekun Corps, David Akinremi, who confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday, also said four other suspects were arrested for alleged kidnapping, cultism, conspiracy and stealing in the state.
Akinremi said that all the suspects had been transferred to the Ogun State Police Command for investigation and prosecution.
Speaking on the suspects, Busari Aliu and Adetayo Segun, who were arrested with human skull, Akinremi said they specialised in exhuming corpses at Agunboye cemetery, Agunboye, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, removing the skulls and sell to other members of their ritual gang.
Akinremi said, “On November 4, 2022, one Ibu Benjamin of Ayegbami quarters, Agunboye Ijebu-Igbo, reported at the Amotekun office at Ijebu-Igbo that, on the same date, he discovered that one heavy iron pallet, valued at N350,000, property of his landlady, Mrs. Idowu, kept within the precincts of a fenced farm and a house yard at Agunboye was stolen by unknown persons.”
“Consequently, operatives of the corps embarked on intelligence activities with a view to getting those behind the crime. Their efforts paid off on November 20, 2022, with the arrest of these two suspects, Busari Aliu and Adetayo Segun, who not only admitted their involvement, but led our operatives to recover the stolen item where it was kept.”
“On searching the house and premises where the item was recovered, some pieces of carbonated human skull were recovered. During interrogation, the suspects confessed that they dug into so many graves in Agunboye burial ground and removed several skulls of buried corpses which they sold to some other members of their ritual gang.”