The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of four workers of Akure South Local Government for allegedly being in possession of human heads in selling human parts from the Council’s cemetery.
They are Adewale Abiodun, 40year-old; Akinola Sunday, 69; Oluwadare Idowu, 67; and one Olomofe, 45.
The workers were apprehended while severing the head of a newly-buried corpse at the cemetery at the weekend.
A witness who preferred anonymity told radio Nigeria that a few hours after the corpse was buried, the family of the deceased returned to the cemetery to make arrangements on how to cover the grave in concrete.
According to the witness, the family members immediately invited men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, who arrested the suspects.
Confirming the arrest, the state Police public relations officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, said investigation had commenced into the case, adding that other members of the syndicate would soon be apprehended.