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Police arrest human parts traders exhuming corpses from Ondo cemetery

Five persons have been arrested by operatives of the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly exhuming corpses at a church cemetery in the state.

The suspects, Opeyemi Odetola, Lanre Akintola, Clement Adesanoye, Alowonle Kehinde and Jubril Jimoh, were alleged to be selling the human parts after exhuming them from the cemetery.

According to a police source, the suspects were intercepted while on a motorcycle by a patrol team led by one Inspector Ayo, attached to Safer Highway Patrol.

Police arrested one of the suspects, Opeyemi Odetola, who was conveying a big sack containing human parts from Ondo to the neighbouring Ifetedo town in Osun State.

He said, “While searching the sack, the officers found human parts.”

The source said the team handed Odetola over to the policemen at the Funbi Fagun Division, Ondo, adding that other suspects were later arrested.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the arrest, said, “Investigation has commenced into the matter.”

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