A grave scavenging syndicate was over the weekend busted in possession of five human heads in Akure, Ondo State.
The grave-diggers, Olomofe, 45; Adewale Abiodun, 40; Akinola Sunday, 69; and Oluwadare Idowu 67 who were workers at a public cemetery along Imafon road, Akure were nabbed while trying to severe the head of a newly buried corpse.
It was gathered that on May 23, 2020, the suspects had tried to exhume the corpse of a young tipper driver buried a few hours earlier on that day.
The bubble burst for the grave digging syndicate after some of the bereaved came back to the cemetery a few hours after they left to make arrangements towards cementing the grave.
According to a family member, the criminals were also caught in possession of a female human head and four other fresh severed heads.
“It was when we caught them in the act that we started beating them and we discovered that they were in possession of other human heads. We immediately contacted men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who came to pick them up,” he said.