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Cemetery guards in possession of exhumed dead body arrested in Ondo



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Security Network Agents in Ondo, otherwise known as Amotekun have arrested two cemetery guards for being in possession of dead body believed to have been exhumed from the cemetery in Surulere Area of Ondo town, Ondo State on Sunday.

Reports has it that residents noticed one of the security guards who’s name is Alhaji coming home from duty with a bag containing a head of dead bodies and caught him.

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The cemetery where dead bodies were exhumed belongs to one of the old generation church in the area.

The source said, “Very early on Sunday somebody went to defecate in a bush beside the cemetery and he saw Alhaji with a sledgehammer breaking one of the tombs in the cemetery. After some minutes he came out with a bag. So the person that saw him raised the alarm and we rushed to the scene. When we checked the bag Alhaji carried, we saw a human head in it.

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“When we went around the cemetery, we discovered that about 44 tombs have no dead bodies inside them, they have been exhumed by ritualists. So we have handed them over to the Amotekun officers.

Confirming the arrest, the Commandant of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye said, the suspects would have been lynched before their intervention,.denying that human heads were not found on them.

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According to him, angry people wanted to mob the suspects before they were quickly handed over to the Police.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Tee- Leo Ikoro said the suspects had not been handed over to them.


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