The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos have arrested a syndicate that specialized in selling of human parts, along with his three members.
Two of the suspects are popular herbalist in Sagamu area and a wife and mother of two whose husband was alleged to be a supplier of the human parts.
Two human skulls was recovered from the suspects and was said to have procured them from a graveyard.
Their arrest, according a Police sources, based on the intelligence report received by the Lagos State Police Command on activities of human parts dealers, which actually made the Commander SARS, Abba Kyari, to emback on serious manhunt, that then led to the arrest of the three suspect, Mr Mustapha Muritala, Mr Sunday Oluyeba and Mrs Adenike Olanrewaju, with other still at large.
When interrogated, 42-year-old Mustapha Muritala said he went into the business two years ago following an offer of N30,000 for a human skull.
According to one of the suspect’s father,
“I am a herbalist from Sagamu, Ogun State. I was introduced to human parts business by one Sunday Oluyeba I knew through my friends, Olanipekun and Kazim, three years ago.
“My friends asked me to get native birds called eyeoshi and eyeoke, and I succeeded in getting them. They later came and requested a human head with an offer of N30,000. They said they wanted to use it to prepare concoction for a pregnant woman in labour .
“They told me they also use human parts to prepare concoction for women who have difficulty in getting pregnant. What they do is to grind the human skull, mix it with water and give to the woman to drink. Such concoction cleanses the stomach, after which she would become pregnant.
“Sunday brought the human head and I paid him N15,000 for it. This is the second time I am buying a human skull from him. I do not know where he got them from.”