The suspect specialises in exhuming corpses from graves for ritual purposes.

37-year-old, Danbaba Umar was arrested by police officers in Kaoje, Bagudo Local Government Area, in Kebbi state.

The Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Kabiru, said Umar was arrested at about 3:30 a.m. at the Kaoje graveyard.

He told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday that the arrest of the suspect followed a tip-off from concerned members of the public who have been observing his strange activities.

The suspect confessed to the crime and revealed that he was sent to commit the act by a certain Malam Muhammadu from Sokoto State.

The suspect, who is a father of ten children, told newsmen that he is a professional driver who was transporting wood from Zaria to Sokoto for sale prior to his recruitment into crime. He says his search for more money made him join the illicit trade.