Men of the Ondo state police command have arrested five persons who are alleged members of a syndicate specializing in exhuming bodies from a church cemetery in Ondo town, Ondo West local government.
The suspects arrested were identified as Opeyemi Odetola, 27, Lanre Akintola, 30, Clement Adesanoye, 29, Alowonle Kehinde, 35, and Jubril Jimoh, 42.
Police sources said the five persons were arrested following the arrest of Odetola who was last Saturday nabbed with a sack containing human parts while riding a commercial motorcycle to Ifetedo. Among the parts found in the sack were a male chest, sex organs, head and other parts that were not identified.
When interrogated, Odetola confessed that the parts were given to him by one Lanre Akintola at Ife Garage who asked him to deliver it to his brother.
“My brother sent me to Lanre to collect eran oniyo (human parts) from him. So, I collected the package from Lanre at Ife Garage, and immediately took a bike going to lfetedo only to be caught by the police at the check point.”he said0
Confirming their arrest, the spokesman of the state command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, said further investigation is ongoing.