Police arrest two for digging up human skull from grave

Ogun State Police Command has arrested two men for allegedly stealing the skull of a woman from her grave in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.

Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement on Sunday that the suspects – Emmanuel Aro and Anu Olofinju – both 25 years of age, were arrested along Ijoun road Eggua, following a complaint at Eggua Police Station by Amoo Bankole.


Mr Oyeyemi identified the complainant as the child of the victim.

According to the spokesman, Mr Bankole reported that the two suspects were sighted at the cemetery where his mother was buried a few months ago digging the grave of his mother.

“Upon his report, the DPO Eggua Division, SP Kehinde Oyekangun, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene but met the two men along the road. They were promptly accosted, and on searching the bag they carried, the skull of a woman was discovered therein,” he said.

Oyeyemi said the complainant identified the skull to be that of his late mother.


The suspects were said to have told the police that they intended to use the skull for money ritual.

The spokesman said Ogun police commissioner, Bashir Makama, had ordered the suspects to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.