Security agency apprehends mortuary attendant for beheading corpse of minor in Abeokuta


The Ogun State Government owned security outfit, Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, So-Safe Corps on Tuesday morning apprehended an acclaimed mortuary attendant working with MABOD at Oke-Yidi, Abule Oloni, Abeokuta for beheading a minor.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday by the Corps Director of Information and Public Relations, Moruf Yusuf.

The suspect, Kushimo Lukman who resides at No 9, Abule Oloni, Oke Yidi, Abeokuta was arrested by the officers of So-Safe Corps who were on routine patrol after he had beheaded the corpse of a male minor at the Oke Yidi cemetery in Abeokuta.

During interrogation, the suspect revealed 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.

He claims that the parents, who came from Ibadan, sought his assistance as a mortuary attendant to get the body buried. He further said that he buried the boy’s body in the cemetery in the presence of his parents at about 19:00hrs on Monday.

The suspect later went back to the cemetery at 0600hrs on Tuesday 26th of April to severe the head of the buried boy where he was caught after a fierce fight with the So-Safe officer who later overpowered him.

The suspect later confessed that the fresh head was requested for by a certain Chief Ifalonishe AKA Lanroye at the rate of #50,000 and it was supposed to be delivered to him at a designated point within Abeokuta.

The state commander of the corps, Commander (Dr) Soji Ganzallo has ordered the operation department of the Corps to ensure that the accomplices are apprehended and brought to book alongside his numerous clients.

The suspect has been subsequently transferred to the Nigeria Police, Ogun State Police Command, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for further investigation and likely prosecution.


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