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Osun native doctor, 2 others arrested for exhuming corpses from graves

A 43-year-old automobile mechanic, a driver, 56 and a native doctor have been arrested by operatives of Amotekun in Iwo town, Osun State for allegedly exhuming corpses from graves and removing body parts which they sell for money making for rituals

The arrest of the three suspects was contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the Amotekun Corps in Osun State, Mr Adeniyi Brown, on Tuesday in Osogbo, the state capital.

According to the statement, the suspects were apprehended following intelligence received of their despicable acts.

The corps spokesman said that when interrogated, the suspects made confessional statements that they exhume corpses from graves and sell the body parts for money making rituals.

He said that the Amotekun Commander in the Osun state, retired Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, had directed that the suspects should be transferred to the police for further investigation and prosecution.

Brown quoted the corps commander as appealing to residents to be more security conscious and report any suspicious activity in their environment to security agencies.

“When you see something, please always say something,” Adewinmbi said

credit: PM News