The suspects who sell the severed heads to ritualists for money-making were caught in the act while trying to severe the head of a newly buried corpse.
The ritualists who were in possession of a female human head and four other fresh severed headsl are in police custody.
They include Adewale Abiodun, 40; Akinola Sunday, 69, Olomofe, 45 and Oluwadare Idowu 67.
They were arrested when they tried to exhume the corpse of a young tipper driver who was buried at the cemetery few hours by the family members.
Eyewitness account said;
As they were trying to exhume the corpse, some family members of the deceased came back to the cemetery with some bricklayers to cement the grave and caught them in the act.
lt was when we caught them in the act which led to their beating that we discovered that they were in possession of a female human head and four other fresh severed heads.
We immediately contacted men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who came to pick them up
While confirming the incident , the state police command spokesperson, Tee-Leo Ikoro, said that police detectives have commenced an investigation into the matter and assured that other members of the syndicate would soon be unravelled.
the ongoing investigation will reveal everything, particularly other members of the gang.
From what we have found out, it shows that it’s not their first time. It’s something they have been doing, it’s a routine thing
Like we always hear, very many days for the thief, one day for the owner. I think this time, their cup is full
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