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The Police has arrested one Seun Falana, a mortuary attendant in Ajegunle area of Lagos State who is accused of selling a skull to an herbalist for N10,000.

The mortuary attendant was said to have first exhumed the corpse from where it was buried and then cut off its head at the Trinity Cemetery, Ajegunle, in Lagos State.

The severed head was then sold to a herbalist, Olawale Shodolamu, for just N10,000.

Luck, however, ran out on them when Dauda Tijani, the person sent by the herbalist to pick up the skull from the mortuary attendant was picked up by policemen during a random stop and search duty around the Alakija bus stop on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

It was this development that led to the arrest of the herbalist who then revealed the identity of the mortuary attendant as well during interrogation.

All of them have been arrested and are been investigated as confirmed by Bala Elkana, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer.

Confirming the development, Elkana stated, “On Sunday, March 1, 2020, around 1.30pm, 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 N10,000.

“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.”



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