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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 5 January 2022


Police arrest man with fresh human parts in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command have arrested a 41-year-old man simply identified as Sikiru Kolawole with fresh human parts which included the wrists, heart and flesh, in the Ikorodu area of the state.

The suspect revealed during interrogation that the human parts were those of a male corpse exhumed from Sabo cemetery.

He further disclosed that an Islamic cleric, whose identity he did not reveal, told him to get the parts to prepare a sacrifice that would make him rich.

According to Kolawole, “ My business has not been moving. When I complained to a friend, he directed me to Alfa, who told me to get some human parts. Upon enquiry, I was told I could get fresh human parts at the cemetery.

“I went to Sabo cemetery, on Igbogbo road, Ikorodu, dug a fresh grave and severed the needed parts which were the heart, two wrists and flesh, from a male corpse.

“I was taking them to the Alfa when some policemen stopped me and requested to see what was inside the bag I was carrying”.

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, AIG Hakeem Odumosu, who confirmed the arrest, said a knife suspected to have been used to sever the body parts from the corpse and a stick, as well as the body parts, were recovered from the suspect. He added that he would be charged to court.