The Kogi State Police Command has arrested four persons for allegedly exhuming a corpse from a cemetery in Ayetoro-Gbede, Ijumu Local Government Area of the state.
Addressing journalists on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Katsina, who gave the names of the suspects as; Samuel Ogunyemi, Murtala Yakubu, Joshua Jethro and Eniayekan Adekunle, said they were arrested on June 7 by the command’s ambush squad at the cemetery after exhuming the body.
According to him, his men laid ambush for the suspects, and watched them as they exhumed the corpse. He said they were in the process of removing the head when policemen swooped on them.
He said the leader of the group, Samuel Ogunyemi, admitted contracting three other persons for the job. The commissioner said Samuel told the police that he has been failing in all his endeavours so he consulted a herbalist on the possible way out.
“He told us that the herbalist told him to bring a human skull for sacrifice. He added that he was instructed to use the skull with soap to bath to ward off his ill-luck,” the commissioner said.