Ritualists in Amotekun custody for exhuming corpses, selling human parts
The Osun State Security Network Agency, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps has arrested three suspected members of a gang that specialises in exhuming corpses and removing their parts for rituals.
In a statement by the spokesperson of the corps, Adeniyi Brown, the suspects included Kamilu Kehinde, aged 43, a mechanic; 56-year-old driver, Akeem Hamzat and Wakeel Baka, a herbalist.
It said they were all arrested following intelligence received by the operatives of Iwo Command of the corps.
On interrogation, according to Brown, the suspects made confessional statements that they were into the business of exhuming corpses from their graves; which they then sell to buyers who need them for money making rituals.
The suspects also noted that Akeem Hamzat was not actually one of them, but rather one Ogun, who is now at large with the exhumed body part.
The spokesperson, however, disclosed that the Corps Commander, Osun State Security Network Agency, Brig. Gen. Bashir Abiodun Adewinmbi (Rtd), has directed that the suspects be transferred to the necessary department of the Nigeria Police Force for discreet investigation and possible prosecution.
He further stated that the Corps Commander, encouraged residents of the state to be more security conscious and always ensure that they report all suspicious activities to the Osun Amotekun.
“When you see something, please, always say something,” Adewinmbi was quoted as saying.