Mortuary Worker Sells Head Of Dead Boy For N50K
A Nigerian mortuary worker has been arrested in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria for cutting off the head of a dead boy.
The man, identified as Kushimo Lukman, was arrested by men of the State’s security outfit named the So-Safe Corps on Tuesday morning.
According to the police spokesman, Moruf Yusuf, Lukman, who resides at 9, Abule Oloni, Oke Yidi, Abeokuta, was arrested by officers of the agency, while on routine patrol.
The police said he was apprehended sfter he had beheaded the corpse of a male minor at the Oke Yidi cemetery in Abeokuta.
Yusuf said that the suspect confessed during interrogation that the beheaded corpse was brought to the cemetery from the Federal Medical Centre FMC, Abeokuta, after he died due to complications from a kidney disease.
The suspect was quoted to have said that the parents of the boy, who came from Ibadan, sought his assistance as a mortuary attendant to get the body buried. He said that he buried the boy’s body inside the cemetery, in the presence of his parents at about 19:00hrs on Monday.
However, the suspect was said to have later gone back to the cemetery at 6 am on Tuesday, to cut off the head of the buried boy, and he was caught after a fierce fight with the So-Safe officers, who later overpowered him.
Yusuf added that the suspect confessed that the fresh head was requested for by one Chief Ifalonishe, popularly known as Lanroye at the rate of N50,000. He said it was supposed to be delivered to him at a designated point within Abeokuta.
The state Commander of the corps, Soji Ganzallo said that the accomplices will be apprehended and brought to face justice alongside his clients.