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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