Operatives of the Ogun State Security Network, popularly known as Amotekun Corps, have arrested two persons, Busari Aliu and Adetayo Segun, and handed them over to the police for being in possession of a human skull in Ijebu-Igbo in Ijebu North LGA.
The state’s Commander of Amotekun, David Akinremi, told journalists on Thursday that the suspects specialised in exhuming corpses at the Agunboye burial ground and removing the skulls which they sold to other members of their ritual gang.
Akinremi said, “On 4th November, 2022, one Ibu Benjamin of Ayegbami Quarters, Agunboye Ijebu-Igbo, reported at the Amotekun office at Ijebu-Igbo that on the same date he discovered that a heavy iron pallet valued at N350,000, property of his landlady, Mrs Idowu, kept within the precincts of a fenced farm and a house yard at Agunboye was stolen.
“Consequently, operatives of the corps embarked on intelligence activities with a view to getting those behind the crime.
“Their effort paid off on 20th November, 2022, with the arrest of these two suspects, Busari Aliu and Adetayo Segun, who not only admitted their involvement, but led our operatives to recover the stolen item.
“On searching the house and premises where the item was recovered, some pieces of carbonated human skull were also recovered.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed that they dug into many graves in Agunboye burial ground and removed several skulls of buried corpses which they sold to some other members of their ritual gang.”