Police arrest man with human cranium in Ogun

A person has been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly exhuming and beheading a corpse for ritual functions within the Car Wash space of the state.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, in a phone dialog with our correspondent on Tuesday, disclosed that the suspect, Lekan Akinyemi, was arrested on Monday after a resident alerted the police about suspicious actions round his father’s grave.

The resident, Nojeem Balogun, disclosed that upon inspection of his father’s grave, he found that the top of his father’s corpse had been chopped off.

Odutola disclosed that upon receiving the data, operatives from the Adatan Division swung into motion and arrested Akinyemi.

She stated, “Nojeem Balogun, residing round Iyana Cele Car Wash, Abeokuta, visited the police station and reported that on June 23, 2024, at about 0800hrs, one among his siblings alerted him about uncommon actions at their late father’s grave in Isale Itoko, Abeokuta.

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“Upon inspection, he discovered that their father’s head had been eliminated by an unidentified particular person or group. Further inquiries led to the identification of Lekan Akinyemi who was caught red-handed because the offender who dug up the grave and severed the top.

“Lekan Akinyemi was caught in the act and the case will be handed over to the Anti-Robbery unit for investigation before transferring it to the State CID.”

The PPRO added that the suspect could be prosecuted upon the conclusion of ongoing investigation.

She, nonetheless, assured residents of the state of the command’s dedication to fight crimes and criminalities.



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