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Man Dies Inside A Cemetery In Ogun State While Exhuming A Corpse


Unidentified man is reported to have died while trying to exhume a corpse in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

The strange incident happened at a Muslims’ Cemetery in Iberekodo, the Northern part of Abeokuta.

The Ogun State Police Command has since confirmed the incident to journalists.

One source familiar with the incident and who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the man died in the cemetery on Sunday, September 5.

The source disclosed that the deceased was seen by the side of a grave which he had already dug to exhume the corpse in it.

“We have no idea what possibly killed the man. It appears he sneaked into the cemetery at night to exhume corpses. Many people indulge in these things for rituals.

“But for whatever reason, he was found dead beside one of the graves. We have seen the grave and the tools with which he was digging it. Maybe the dead person in the grave killed him,” the source said.

It was further gathered that the grave digger died with blood gushing out of him, but locals hold the superstitious belief that a ghost possibly struck him for coming into their territory.

Police officers from Enugada Division in the state capital were said to have evacuated the corpse of the suspected ritualist from the cemetery.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, confirmed the incident but stated that he had no idea what possibly killed the deceased. He however said that the body had been deposited at an undisclosed morgue.

“A body was found inside a cemetery at Iberekodo, Abeokuta. The body has been deposited at a morgue and investigations into the matter have commenced,” the police spokesman said.


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