Two cemetery guards have been arrested in Ondo State, after they were allegedly found to be in possession of a human head.
The incident occurred at the Surulere area of Ondo town on Sunday.
According to Vanguard, the guards work in a cemetery owned by a religious body in the town.
One of the guards identified simply as ‘Alhaji’, was allegedly caught by residents with a bag containing one of the heads.
Irate youths attempted to lynch him, but was rescued by the timely intervention of the state security outfit codenamed Amotekun.
“Very early today (Sunday) somebody went to defecate in a bush beside the cemetery and he saw Alhaji with a sledgehammer and he broke one of the tombs in the cemetery,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying.
“After some minutes he came out with a bag. So the person that saw him raised the alarm and we rushed to the scene. When we checked the bag Alhaji carried, we saw a human head in the bag.
“When we went around the cemetery, we discovered that about 44 tombs have no dead bodies inside them, they have been exhumed by ritualists. So we have handed them over to the Amotekun corps.”
Adetunji Adeleye, the state commandant of Amotekun, confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
Adeleye, however, said that no human heads were found on the suspects when he was arrested.
He said: “Our personnel who were invited rescued them when the residents were about lynching them.
“We have handed them over to the police”
But the police command spokesperson, Tee- Leo Ikoro, denied that the suspects were handed over to them.