Some students of UNILAG belonging to the Cherubim and Seraphim have been caught trying to resurrect the dead body of their member who committed suicide.
Police in Ogun State have arrested four students of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, for attempting to resurrect the corpse of a 300-level student of Microbiology, Eniola Jacob.
It was gathered that the parents of the deceased called the police to arrest the undergraduates after becoming uncomfortable with their plan.
Inerima Alaniye (a 400-level student of Mathematics); Awe Raphael (a 500-level student of Law); Adeboye Adeshola (a 200-level student of Political Science); and Arawomo Stephen were arrested and are not in police custody.
The that students who attempted to resurrect his corpse were leaders of the Cherubim and Seraphim Students Fellowship on the campus. Jacob was known to be a staunch member of the church.
It would be recalled that Jacob killed himself after taking an insecticide called Sniper. He was said to have been rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, where he died on Sunday.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the students’ behaviour and actions at Jacob’s grave were suspicious, adding that they had been transferred to the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran.
The police spokesperson said during Jacob’s burial, the four students suddenly emerged and asked that the corpse be exhumed.
He said, “They were arrested at the graveside. They were arrested because their actions were suspicious. They insisted on exhuming the corpse that had been buried. They said they wanted to resurrect it. It came to us as a surprise that in this modern age, some group of young boys would come out and say they want to resurrect a dead man.
“We felt it was a strange development. If they were not cultists they would not make such a demand. We thought they were looking for parts of the deceased to tamper with and we took them to Eleweran for further investigations.”
The Public Relations Officer of the University of Lagos, Mr. Toyin Adebule, said he could not confirm the arrest of the students.