According to the Police Command in Ogun, five alleged members of a ritualists gang that specializes in exhuming bodies from graves and removing body parts for rituals have been detained.
According to the Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi has revealed that the suspects have been detained on Saturday in Odogbolu.
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He revealed that the suspects were arrested through intelligence gathered from Odogbolu Divisional Headquarters that the five-man gang intended to raid Ososa Town to harvest human parts.
He said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), of Odogbolu Division, Godwin Idehai, immediately mobilised his men and stormed the suspects’ 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.
“They said that they usually sold the exhumed body parts to their clients who used them for money making rituals,” he said.
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Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Frank Mba, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department for discrete investigation and possible prosecution.
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