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Ritualists invade Ogun community, exhumed 40 skulls

Some hoodlums suspected to be ritualists have invaded Ipokia community in Ipokia LGA of Ogun State and exhumed 40 skulls. It was gathered that the…

Some hoodlums suspected to be ritualists have invaded Ipokia community in Ipokia LGA of Ogun State and exhumed 40 skulls.

It was gathered that the ritualists usually operated at night.

The locals said the hoodlums dug graves in different parts and exhumed skulls and other human parts.

Residents told our correspondent that the ritualists started the act about two months ago, and they have succeeded in making away with scores of human skulls.

Our correspondent gathered that nobody has been arrested since the exhuming of corpses began in Ipokia town.

“They sneak into people’s compounds, dig the grave and remove the skull and any other parts they need. You will just wake up in the morning and see that the grave in your compound has been dug and the skull removed. But nobody has been arrested since two months ago when this aberration started,” a source said.

An elder in Ipokia, Prince Samuel Adeyemi, said two corpses were dug out in his compound on Friday, lamenting that nobody was doing anything to stop the act.

He said the ‘skull harvesters’ are becoming more desperate in their bid to steal as many skulls from the tombs in Ipokia, for reasons best known to them.

“Dead bodies are no longer safe in Ipokia because some people want to become billionaires overnight. Please help us,” he lamented.

The police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he had not been briefed on the incident.

 

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