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An employee of the Castries Constituencies Council (CCC) was arrested and charged for removing a human skull from a tomb at Choc cemetery, according to reports.

The alleged incident occurred on March 16, 2017.

The employee has been identified as Vincent Philomen, who was due to appear in court earlier today.

Philomen is reported to have been arrested by city police.

The CCC employee is accused of having taken a skull from a tomb that was being excavated to make room for more burials without a permit, contrary to Saint Lucia’s burial, exhumation and cremation laws.

Reports are that Philomen allegedly took the skull to his home in order to scare people away, later throwing it into the sea.

If convicted, he faces a fine of $10,000 or imprisonment.

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