Police nab man, Muslim clerics with human heart, body parts
The Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a man with a fresh human heart. Also in the command’s net is four others, including three Muslim clerics (Alfas) with several portions of human flesh.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the zone, comprising Lagos and Ogun states commands, AIG Lawal Shehu, who paraded the suspects yesterday, said through stop and search, detectives picked a man with a fresh human heart and the police are still investigating to know how the suspect came about the heart.
AIG Shehu added that three Muslim clerics and one other, who are members of a syndicate specializing in using human parts for rituals, have also been nabbed by the police.
“On December 10, at about 10:00a.m. information was received by the command that Alfa Mustapha and his cohorts who specialise in exhuming dead bodies and removing their parts, were noticed around Isabo area of Abeokuta. Detectives of the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) were detailed to investigate and four suspects were arrested while exhibits of bunch of human flesh were recovered.
Shehu said in another development, the command received information that a group of fraudsters who specialised in luring victims, mostly women to their hideouts under the pretext of giving them business transaction, had lured one Mrs. Onyekwere to their hideouts in Ifo area of Ogun State. Upon tip-off, four suspects were arrested.
He said the suspects had swindled the victim of a huge amount of money and threatened to kill her if she revealed the business transaction to anyone, including her husband.He called on members of the public to avail the police with credible information that would lead to the arrest of criminals. He, however, warned that the era of impunity was gone, threatening to arrest and deal with anyone, including politicians found with guns during and after the electioneering period.
“I want to warn that the command will no more tolerate anyone seen with guns. Politics is the in-thing now. I want to warn politicians and their thugs to desist from brandishing arms during and after the election, because no matter how highly placed you are, if you are caught with a gun, I will arrest and parade you,” he said.