On Saturday, men from the Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service in Ede, Osun State, confirmed the arrest of a 28-year-old herbalist, Ismail Adewuyi, for allegedly stealing the head and intestines of a female corpse at the Muslim Cemetery, Oke Yidi, in the state’s Ede area.
According to reports, Adewuyi, armed with various charms, stormed the cemetery in the early hours of Saturday, exhumed a corpse, cut the head, and extracted its intestines.
He was said to be on his way out of the cemetery when he was ambushed and arrested by a member of the hunters service who had suspected Adewuyi’s movements.
During an interview, a source said the suspect, while being interrogated by members of the security outfit, claimed to be a herbalist.
“We heard the noise and few people who could go out saw hunters interrogating a suspect carrying the head of a corpse and intestines that he exhumed at the Muslim Cemetery, Oke Yidi, Ede.
The suspect was later handed over to the police. Those that arrested him recorded his confession on video. The suspect is with the police,” the source said.