Cemetery guards allegedly caught tampering with corpses in Ondo State


Two cemetery guards were on Sunday, arrested by men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps for alleged possession of human heads.


The cemetery guards were said to be workers at a cemetery belonging to an old generation church in Surulere Area of Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the state. Daily Post reports that residents of the area alleged that the suspects had been tampering with corpses buried in the cemetery where they guard.

“ On Sunday, somebody went to defecate in a bush beside the cemetery and he saw Alhaji with a sledgehammer and he broke one of the tombs in the cemetery. After some minutes he came out with a bag. So the person that saw him raised the alarm and we rushed to the scene. When we checked the bag Alhaji carried, we saw a human head in the bag.

“When we went around the cemetery, we discovered that about 44 tombs have no dead bodies inside them, they have been exhumed by ritualists. So we have handed them over to the Amotekun corps,” the source told Daily Post.

Confirming the development, the Commander of Amotekun in the State, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, stated that the two suspects were rescued when the residents were about to lynch them and have been handed over to the police.

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