Five in police net for exhuming, trading in human parts

The Nigeria police Command has burst a ritualists’ den, and arrested five members of the gang who were planning to carry out another human parts harvest in Ososa Community, Ogun State.


The suspects, Oshole Fayemi, 60, Osemi Adesanya 39, Ismaila Seidu 30, Oseni Oluwasegun 69 and Lawal Olaiya 50, were nabbed by the Police at Odogbolu divisional headquarters in the State on Saturday 11th of March 2023.

SP. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Command’s Public Relations officer said on Sunday that the suspects have been exhuming corpses from their graves and removing parts of their bodies for ritual purpose.

The quintet was caught, following an information received by the Police at Odogbolu divisional headquarters, that the gang who are responsible for series of corpse exhumation within Ososa Community.

“Upon the information, the DPO Odogbolu division, CSP Godwin Idehai, mobilized his men and stormed the suspects’ hideout where five of them were apprehended.

“On interrogation, the suspects made confessional statements that they were actually into the business of exhuming corpses from their graves, and that they used to sell parts of such corpse to their standby buyers who need it for money making rituals”, Oyeyemi said.

Commenting on the crime, the Commissioner of Police, CP Frank Mba, directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.

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