The Sagamu Road Police Division said it has arrested a 41-
year-old man, Sikiru Kolawole, for allegedly being in
possession of fresh human parts.
The Spokesman of the Lagos Police Command, Mr Adekunle
Ajisebutu, who confirmed the incident, said that the suspect
was reportedly found with fresh human hands, intestines and
skull from Ojokoro cemetery in Ikorodu.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has
ordered the case to be transferred to the State Criminal
Investigative Department (SCID) at Panti, Yaba, for diligent
investigation and prosecution.
Earlier, the Ikorodu Local Government Chairman, Hon. Wasiu
Adesina, who led members of his cabinet to the scene of the
crime, said the council promised to do everything necessary
to curtail the dastard act and its reoccurrence.
The council boss immediately directed the environment
department to clear every part of the cemetery to avoid any
black spot inside and outside, adding that the apprehended
suspect would be dealt with according to the law to serve as
a deterrent to others.
“While we take care of the living, the council has mandated
itself to cater for our dead ones and that is why we have
rehabilitated the Ikorodu cemetery to international standard.
“I will ensure proper security measures are put in place and
deal ruthlessly with anybody engaging in such illegitimate act
at the cemetery.
“We have done lots of rehabilitation, illuminating the
cemetery with solar power, provided water system and
perimeter fencing,” he said.
Mr Nurudeen Lawal, one of the local guards at the cemetery,
said that they engaged with the suspect in combat before he
was apprehended around 1:30 am with a sack full of human
parts while trying to escape.
“We carry out surveillance round the cemetery at least three
to four times in a shift to observe the surroundings.
“Suddenly, we started hearing some funny sound, on getting
there we saw the suspect with a sack loaded so we
challenged him on how he got in and his mission at the
“During the interrogation, we challenged him to open his sack,
he resisted and it resulted in a combat and trying to use the
weapon with him to scare us away to enable him flee.
“Subsequently, we grabbed and took him to the police station
with the human parts for further interrogation,” Lawal said.