David Akinremi, the State Commander of Amotekun Ogun State Security Network also known as the Amotekun Corps, in a statement on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, said operatives of the security network, have arrested two persons for being in possession of carbonised human skull
The operatives also arrested four other suspects for alleged kidnapping, cultism, conspiracy, and stealing.
Akinremi added that all of the accused had been brought to the Eleweran headquarters of the Ogun State Police for further investigation and prosecution.
He stated that Busari Aliu and Adetayo Segun, the suspects who were found in possession of a human skull, were apprehended on Sunday, November 20, in the Agunboye Ijebu-Igbo neighbourhood of Ogun State. He said they specialised in exhuming corpses at Agunboye burial ground, removing the skulls, and later selling them to other members of their ritual gang.
In his words: “On 4th November 2022, one Ibu Benjamin of Ayegbami quarters, Agunboye Ijebu-Igbo reported at Amotekun office at Ijebu-Igbo that, on the same date, he discovered that one heavy iron pallet, valued at N350,000 property of his landlady, Mrs. Idowu kept within the precincts of a fenced farm and a house yard at Agunboye was stolen by unknown persons.”
“Consequently, operatives of the corps embarked on intelligence activities with a view to getting those behind the crime.”
“Their efforts paid off on 20th November 2022 with the arrest of these two suspects, Busari Aliu and Adetayo Segun, who not only admitted their involvement but led our operatives to recover the stolen item where it was kept.”
“On searching the house and premises where the item was recovered, some pieces of carbonated human skulls were recovered.”
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed that they dug into so many graves in Agunboye burial ground and removed several skulls of buried corpses which they sold to some other members of their ritual gang.”