Nemesis caught up with four grave Diggers in Ondo after they were arrested with five human heads recently liberated from their owners.
Adewale Abiodun, 40; Akinola Sunday, 65; Olomofe, 45; and Oluwadare Idowu, 67, were arrested by the police for refusing to let the dead die.
The grave diggers who were arrested in Akure confessed to selling heads severed from corpses in the grave to ritualists for wealth creation purposes.
They were caught while trying to remove the head from a fresh corpse at a public cemetery under the control of Akure South Local government authorities.
Five severed heads were recovered from the grave diggers after they were arrested trying to exhume the body of a tipper driver buried a few hours earlier by family members.
According to an eye witness;
“As they were trying to exhume the corpse, some family members of the deceased came back to the cemetery with some bricklayers to cement the grave and caught them in the act.
“lt was when we caught them in the act which led to their beating that we discovered that they were in possession of a female human head and four other fresh severed heads.
“We immediately contacted men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who came to pick them up.”
Spokesperson for the Ondo State police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the incident in statement.
“The ongoing investigation will reveal everything, particularly other members of the gang.
“From what we have found out, it shows that it’s not their first time. It’s something they have been doing, it’s a routine thing.
“Like we always hear, very many days for the thief, one day for the owner. I think this time, their cup is full,” he said.