by Chinwe Okafor
Five suspects, including a 25 year-old pregnant woman, Saki Adediran, paraded by the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Muhammed Katsina, they relished in punishing the dead.
Apparently, what they did was dug deep into graves and brought buried bodies to a slaughter slab where they used knives to decimate them into parts and sell to prospective buyers who, in turn, used the parts for money-making rituals.
While narrating how they were caught, the Katsina CP said, “Following a petition referred to the State Intelligence Bureau by the Commissioner of Police, the operatives of the bureau began a discreet investigation into the criminal activities taking place at Muslim cemetery located around Lifefort International School, Apete, Ibadan where graves, numbering about six, had been excavated by unknown perpetrators.”
“Through a painstaking, coordinated investigation and a clue left behind by the perpetrators, the operatives arrested five suspects who confessed to the alleged crime. Among the suspects arrested is a female who confessed to the crime and disclosed that she usually bought human skull at the rate of 4,000.”
Speaking to Vanguard, the pregnant woman Saki Adediran narrated, “Korede, one of the suspects, always buys charms from me. One day, he told me he had ‘biscuit’ or menumo (human head). I bought it and gave him N4,000. We have been doing it for quite sometime”.
Also, one of the other suspects, Akinrinola, without remorse said, “One man took two of us to the cemetery around 9pm. When we got there, we started exhuming the bodies that still had the gall intact. But, we checked all of those we exhumed, we did not get any gall.”
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