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An acclaimed mortuary attendant at MADOB, Oke-Yidi, Abeokuta, Kushimo Lukmon on Tuesday confessed to selling human head at the rate of N50,000 in Ogun state.
The culprit made the confession after being apprehended by the Ogun State Government owned security outfit, Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, So-Safe Corps for beheading a a dead minor.
“The fresh head was requested for by a certain Chief Ifalonishe AKA Lanroye at the rate of #50,000 and it was supposed to be delivered to him at a designated point within Abeokuta”, he confessed .
The So-Safe Public Relation Officer, Moruf Yusuf disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Yusuf said during interrogation, the suspect revealed that the beheaded corpse was brought to the cemetery from the Federal Medical Centre FMC, Abeokuta after he died due to complications from a kidney disease.
According to him, he claimed that the parents, who came from Ibadan, sought his assistance as a mortuary attendant to get the body buried.
He said “he further said that he buried the boy’s body in the cemetery in the presence of his parents at about 7:00pm on Monday.
“The suspect later went back to the cemetery at 06:00am on Tuesday 26th of April to severe the head of the buried boy where he was caught after a fierce fight with the So-Safe officer who later overpowered him”.
The Public Relations Officer said the So-Safe Corps Commander (Dr) Soji Ganzallo has ordered the operation department of the Corps to ensure that the accomplices are apprehended and brought to book alongside his numerous clients.
He added that the suspect has been subsequently transferred to the Nigeria Police, Ogun State Police Command, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation and likely prosecution.