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Man arrested for allegedly exhuming dead body

A middle aged man simply identified as Oyeleke has been arrested for allegedly exhuming the dead body of a neighbour identified as Pa Olaniyan at…

A middle aged man simply identified as Oyeleke has been arrested for
allegedly exhuming the dead body of a neighbour identified as Pa
Olaniyan at Eweta area of Ikirun, headquarters of Ifelodun Local
Government Area of Osun state.
The suspect was said to have been caught by some residents of the area
after he had dug the grave and exhumed part of the body of the dead
person. It was the resident of the area that handed him over to Ikirun
Divisional Police headquarters
It was gathered that the suspect who lived close to the grave side of
Olaniyan who died about five months ago was caught at 11.30 pm by
residents. The residents of the area, it was learnt moved out when the
incident was discovered and collectively took the suspect to the
Police station where he was eventually detained.
The suspect, it was gathered lived with his aged mother in the area
before he traveled to Kogi state where he stayed for over a year
before he returned to the area where he allegedly committed the
offence a week ago.
Upon his return from Kogi state, it was learnt that the suspect was
living with his mother and discovered that Pa Olaniyan who he left at
home had died.
A resident of the area who craved for anonymity hinted that a digger
and a cutlass were found in the hand of the suspect when he was
caught.
The source said that the suspect was caught after he had dug the grave
and attempted to pick the dead body inside it.
A senior Police Officer in Ikirun who preferred anonymity confirmed
the arrest of the suspect, adding that investigations are ongoing on
the matter.

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