The Ondo State Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested five persons who allegedly exhumed corpses at a church cemetery in Ondo town , Ondo State.
According to the police, the suspects are Opeyemi Odetola, Lanre Akintola, Clement Adesanoye, Alowonle Kehinde and Jubril Jimoh.
The suspects, who were nabbed on Saturday, were alleged to be selling the human parts after exhuming them from the cemetery.
According to a police source, the suspects, who were on a motorcycle, were intercepted by a patrol team led by one lnspector Ayo, attached to Safer Highway Patrol.
The source said the patrol team stopped the motorcyclist, who was conveying one of the suspects, Opeyemi Odetola, with a big sack containing human parts from Ondo to the neighbouring Ifetedo town in Osun State, and arrested them.
Odetola said the team handed the suspect over to the policemen at the Funbi Fagun Division, Ondo, adding that other suspects were later arrested.
He said, “While searching the sack, the officers found human parts.”
The suspects were said to have confessed to the commission of the crime at the police station.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the arrest, said, “Investigation has commenced into the matter.”