It was gathered that they were arrested by local vigilantes in Agidiehe quarters in Ogwashi-Uku town last week when they were conveying the coffin from their house.
According to the source, “The crowd would have mobbed the boys if not for the intervention of the police.
“Where did they get the pants and other female items in the coffin? The law should take its course to serve as a deterrent to others.”
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya, said the boys were in possession of the coffin for alleged ritual purposes.
Onowakpoyeya said the female pants, brassieres and other items were seen in the coffin when the suspects were forced to open it.
She added that the Command had stepped up investigation into the matter.