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A mortuary attendant , Seun Falana, has been arrested for allegedly exhuming a corpse from where it was buried and severing the skull at the Trinity Cemetery , Ajegunle , in Lagos State , which was sold to a herbalist , Olawale Shodolamu , for N 10 ,000 .
PUNCH Metro gathered that the duo of Falana and Shodolamu met their waterloo when one Dauda Tijani , whom the herbalist had sent to pick up the skull from the mortuary attendant , was accosted by policemen , who were on stop and search around the Alakija bus stop on the Lagos -Badagry Expressway.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana , said in a statement on Sunday that during interrogation , Tijani confessed that Shodolamu sent him to pick up the skull , adding that when the herbalist was arrested , he revealed the identity of the mortuary attendant , who was also apprehended .
He added that all the suspects would be charged .
Elkana stated , “On Sunday, March 1 , 2020 , around 1 .30 pm , a team of policemen from the Area ‘E ’ Command , Festac , while on routine stop and search patrol at the Alakija bus stop, along the Lagos – Badagry Expressway, intercepted one Dauda Tijani , 42 , of No . 23 Omowunmi Street , Orege , Ajegunle , with a black polythene bag containing a human skull .
“He confessed that he was sent by one herbalist , Olawale Shodolamu , 70 , to collect the skull from a cemetery attendant . The said herbalist was also arrested . He claimed that he bought the human skull from one Seun Falana, 37 , an employee of Trinity Cemetery , Ajegunle , for the sum of N 10 ,000 .
“Shodolamu said he usually grinds the human skull with other substances to prepare charms for his customers . The third suspect was equally arrested . He confessed to digging out graves to remove human skulls to sell to herbalists . An investigation is ongoing . The suspects will soon be charged . ”
In another development , a teenager, Timilehin Taiwo , has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her father ’s friend , Babatunde Ishola , to death on Ogundele Street, in the Aboru area of the state .
According to the teenager , Ishola who lived alone , invited her to his house to help him with some chores when he took advantage of the situation to attempt to rape her

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Man arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl while taking shelter in her mother’s shop on a rainy day

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A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl after taking shelter in her mom’s shop on a rainy day.

 

Abdul Abdul, 39, was arrested by the Police in Jos, Plateau State.

 

Abdul, a married father-of-six who lives in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area, allegedly committed the crime on June 8, when he went into the girl’s mother’s shop to buy water.

 

Speaking to newsmen on Monday, July 13, Abdul claimed what he had with the girl was “sex” not rape. He said he took shelter in the girl’s mum’s shop after buying 20 Naira sachet water following a break from the building project he was involved in in the house opposite the shop.

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He claims that he remained in the shop, discussing with the girl after buying the water.

 

He said he touched her shoulder and she didn’t resist so he went further. He added that she pulled down her trousers herself and encouraged him to ejaculate in her.

 

He said he ejaculated on her thighs instead and when he was done, she ran out screaming for help, thereby drawing the attention of neighbours.

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He added that the girl is someone he knows well as they live on the same street. He also said the act was consensual.

 

The suspect has been charged to state High Court.

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Marriage scam: American woman defrauded of $48,000, held hostage in Nigeria, rescued

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An American woman lured to Nigeria on a promise of marriage and held for more than a year by an internet fraudster, has been rescued, police said on Sunday.

The suspect, Chukwuebuka Obiakuwhom, met the American woman on Facebook, and extorted $48,000 from her by promising to marry her.

“Police operatives have successfully rescued an American citizen who was confined in a Lagos hotel where she was held against her wish for over a year,” police spokesman Frank Mba said in a statement.

“The victim, a retired civil servant from Washington DC, USA, reportedly arrived in Nigeria on February 13, 2019″, and was held hostage by the suspect who also sexually abused her.

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He said the suspect was “an internet fraudster who has defrauded many people locally and internationally”.

Police said the suspect would be charged at a later date, AFP reported.

Internet scammers often use the internet to dupe their victims by promising them non-existent jobs, marriages, or business opportunities.

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Meanwhile, in another news, an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 20-year-old man, Kehinde Oke, in prison for allegedly robbing a Professor, Micheal Ige of his valuables at his residence.

Oke whose address was not provided had pleaded not guilty on a two-count charge of rape and armed robbery.

The police prosecutor, Caleb Leramo, told the court that the accused committed the offense on Dec.22, 2019 at Emure-Ekiti.

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