A mob in the Mowe area of Ogun State has attacked a man caught with human skull and other parts on Thursday. He was rescued by policemen from the Mowe Police Station and taken into custody. Findings indicated he was contracted by a land owner to exhume the corpse of the previous owner of the land. The deceased’s family had sold the land at Arigbawonwo community, on which he was buried, and the buyer contracted the suspect to exhume the remains.
“The parts were that of the first owner of the land, who had been buried for about 10 years in the land. When the land was resold, the new buyer just exhumed the body and threw it somewhere.
“The suspect was contracted to pack and re-bury the remains. He put them in a sack and got a cab to convey him to where he intended to dispose them of.
“The suspicious cab driver raised the alarm, stopping abruptly on the way. Residents and passersby opened the sack and found the remains.
“They pounced on him because they thought he was a ritual killer. He was about to be lynched when the policemen rescued him,” a community leader told The Punch.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident and said the suspect had been transferred to the Anti-kidnaping and Anti-cultism Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran.