Two cemetery security guards in Ondo State, Nigeria have been arrested on Sunday, January 17, 2020 for allegedly stealing the heads of buried people they are supposed to guard
According to reports, the guard already has a notorious and a criminal record at hand before he was appointed.
It all happened when one of the guard with the name Alhaji was caught by the town people holding a bag full of dead people head at night and alarm was raised where he was grabbed.
Lynching nearly took place by the youth and it took a timely intervention by a man named Amotekun who is a state security at the toen
According to reports by an eye witness:
Very early today (Sunday) somebody went to defecate in a bush beside the cemetery and he saw Alhaji with a sledgehammer and he broke one of the tombs in the cemetery.
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After some minutes he came out with a bag. So the person that saw him raised the alarm and we rushed to the scene. When we checked the bag Alhaji carried, we saw a human head in the bag.
When we went around the cemetery, we discovered that about 44 tombs have no dead bodies inside them, they have been exhumed by ritualists. So we have handed them over to the Amotekun corps.“
Alhaji has been sent to the nearby police station for further interrogation which was confirmed by Chief Afrtunji Adeleye who is the state commandant where he reported that no human head errr actually found in the bag Alhaji was holding.
He said: “Our personnel who were invited rescued them when the residents were about lynching them. The suspects were rescued by our men when the residents were about to kill them. We have handed them over to the police.
Meanwhile, interrogations are still ongoing for further clarifications on the case.