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  • Updated: June 25, 2024

Ogun police arrest man for exhuming, beheading corpse for ritual purpose

Ogun police arrest man for exhuming, beheading corpse for ri

Ogun State Police Command agents have detained a man for reportedly excavating and beheading a body in the state's Car Wash area for ritualistic purposes.

In a phone interview with the Punch correspondent on Tuesday, the command's public relations officer, Omolola Odutola, said that Lekan Akinyemi, the suspect, was taken into custody on Monday following a resident's report to the police of suspicious activity near his father's grave.

The inhabitant, Nojeem Balogun, revealed that when he looked at his father's tomb, he saw that his father's corpse had been severed in the head.

Odutola revealed that Adatan Division agents swiftly took action and detained Akinyemi after learning of the situation.

She said, “Nojeem Balogun, residing around Iyana Cele Car Wash, Abeokuta, visited the police station and reported that on June 23, 2024, at about 0800hrs, one of his siblings alerted him about unusual activities at their late father’s grave in Isale Itoko, Abeokuta.

“Upon inspection, he found that their father’s head had been removed by an unidentified individual or group. Further inquiries led to the identification of Lekan Akinyemi who was caught red-handed as the culprit who dug up the grave and severed the head.

“Lekan Akinyemi was caught in the act and the case will be handed over to the Anti-Robbery unit for investigation before transferring it to the State CID.”

The PPRO also stated that when the current investigation is over, the suspect would face legal action.

She did, however, reassure the state's citizens of the command's dedication to fighting crime and criminality.


Meanwhile, the police in Ogun State have said that Rasheedat Lateef, the kidnapped pregnant woman faked her abduction.

It was reported that Rasheedat was kidnapped by some unknown gunmen while going to the state hospital at Ijaiye, Abeokuta for child delivery.

The spokesperson for the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. 

Odutola said the woman having found out that she had suffered another miscarriage decided to fake her kidnap to avoid the wrath of her husband who was naturally expecting her to put to bed.

Rasheedat was said to have escaped to Kwara State and showed up back in Abeokuta with her father.

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