3 teenage boys have been apprehended by the police for looting a grave to steal the head of a corpse for money ritual purposes.
The story of how the teenagers got the idea and to pursue this unimaginable practice reads;
Waidi Soremi, 18, is the son of a famous late herbalist. He found his father’s account book after his death and handed it over to Samson, his friend
Samson, 19, went through the late herbalist’s book and took a special interest in the aspect of the money-making ritual he found in the book.
Mesioye, who hailed from the same neighborhood with them, died and was brought home for burial. Waidi, Samson, and Samson’s cousin named Taiwo Erinle, 17, all attended the funeral.
After the funeral, Samson, armed with the knowledge he got from the herbalist’s book handed to him called Waidi and Erinle and told them that it was time for them to wriggle themselves out of poverty.
He said that to do that, they will have to get the head of the man who had just been buried. ( Mesioye )
According to Waddi “It was during the funeral that Samson disclosed to me that he got something very useful for us from the account book that would change our fortune for good. He said, with a human head, our condition would be better off. At that instance, we all agreed to look for a way to dig the deceased grave and make use of the head.”
On January 20, 2020, 9 days after the burial, Waidi singlehandedly raided the grave of Mesioye. He dug out the corpse, severed the head, then closed the grave back. He said the operation took him 3 hours. He disclosed this at the police station.