The Ogun state police command have arrested a bricklayer and a herbalist, Kunle Adewunmi, and his two accomplices for attempting to steal human parts from the graves inside the Methodist Church grave in Ogbe community in Abeokuta, the state capital.
According to a report by The Nation, Adewunmi and his accomplices were arrested last Saturday shortly after a female member of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC), raised alarm after she caught the men digging the grave. Adewunmi is the bricklayer usually hired by the church to plaster graves after burial of bodies at the graveyard.
The woman, sources said, raised the alarm which attracted other OPC members in the area who apprehended the suspects.
Members of the church were said to have identified Adewunmi as the bricklayer usually hired to plaster graves after burial of bodies at the graveyard.
‘’The bricklayer is very known to the church members. He is the one usually contracted to plaster tombs inside the cemetery and took advantage of that to carry out his nefarious act at the cemetery.’’
The suspects were handed over to the Ibara Police Division, where the suspects allegedly mentioned a trader at the Itoku market as receiver of human parts stolen from the graveyard.
Meanwhile, the suspects have since been arraigned before an Isabo Magistrate’s Court, Abeokuta, and granted bail in the sum of N200, 000 each.
A source however said only one of the suspects had been able to perfect his bail at press time.