A herbalist, Ismail Adewuyi, has been arrested by a local vigilante network in Osun State for stealing the head and intestines of a female corpse at a Muslim Cemetery, Oke Yidi, in the Ede area of Osun State.
According to The PUNCH, he was reported to have been arrested on Sunday after he was trying to make his way out of the cemetery.
He was said to have exhumed the corpse, severing the head before cutting out the intestines. Adewuyi was arrested by the men of the Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service while he was making his way out of the cemetery.
A source in the Oke Yidi area of the town, during an interview with our correspondent on Sunday, said the suspect, while being interrogated by members of the security outfit, said he was a herbalist.
The source said, “We heard the noise and few people that could go out saw hunters interrogating a suspect carrying the head of a corpse and intestines that he exhumed at the Muslim Cemetery, Oke Yidi, Ede.
“The suspect was later handed over to the police. Those that arrested him recorded his confession on video. The suspect is with the police.”
Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying an investigation had commenced.
Opalola said, “On Saturday, around 1.25am, a member of Nigeria Hunter in Ede, arrested one Adewuyi Ismail, 28, of Oke-Ola, Agbagudu, Ede, and brought him to the station with an unknown fresh female head and intestines.
“The suspect was arrested around 1am at the Muslim Cemetery, Oke Yidi, Abere Road, Ede. The investigation is in progress.”