In the early hours of today, Punch Newspaper shared a video showing the moment some suspects were paraded at the Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Ogun state.
One of the paraded suspects, Lukman Kushimo, was a mortuary attendant in the state. He said, “I beheaded a 6 year-old boy’s corpse for money ritual and he (an ifa priest) wanted to buy it for fifteen thousand naira (15k).”
As for the ifa priest who is named Awurela Akaworo, he was not the direct person who needed it. He said, “Ifakorede was the one who needed it because my own speciality does not deal with human parts. I only use herbs, animals and the likes.”
The mortuary attendant narrated that the boy’s corpse he beheaded was given to him at the Federal Medical Centre in Abeokuta by his parents. He said, “they told me to bury the deceased boy but since Awurela and his colleague kept disturbing me, I decided to exhume the corpse the following day.” He added, “I told them I will sell it at fifty thousand naira but they said the ‘Yahoo boys’ that needed it agreed to pay fifteen thousand naira.”
When asked how he was caught, he said, “I was planning to hand it over to the ifa priests before vigilante Men caught me.”
The Ogun state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, however confirmed the incident saying, “the other ifa priest who connived with them (Awurela and the Mortuary Attendant) is at large but we will ensure he has no hiding place.”
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