JUST IN: Amotekun Corps arrests human parts dealer in Ibadan

Operatives of the Oyo State Amotekun Corp has on Tuesday, arrested a suspected human parts dealer, who goes by the name Mutiu Abdulrasheed in Ibadan, after investigations indicated that he deals in parts of human beings for ritual purposes.

Abdulrasheed, a 40-year-old man was nabbed and paraded by the Amotekun Corp with fresh human hands and dismembered body parts which were displayed as exhibits.

In his confession, Abdulrasheed revealed that he is an indigene of Osun State and that he belongs to a syndicate that has been involved in getting fresh human parts for some people around Lagelu area of Oyo State.

He also narrated the ways and manners at which they operate, stating that they exhume buried corpse of people they knew their names and mother’s maiden name while they were alive.

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He said: “We only exhume bodies that are known to us because we must know the dead person when he or she was alive. We must also know his or her name as well as the mother’s name.

“Knowing the mother’s name of the dead person that we want to sell the body parts attracts extra cost from those that buy the human parts from us.”

The Oyo State Amotekun Commandant, Col Olayinka Olayanju (retired), told journalist that the suspect was investigated for some months before he was arrested.

He added however that calls have been coming in with “some individuals” mounting pressing for his release of the suspect.

He however did not mention the name of any individual who has been pressuring the security outfit to release the suspect.

He also did not give any indication whether the people calling for the suspect’s release are private citizens or public office holders despite requests from reporters.

Items recovered from the suspect included guns, charms, decaying body parts, a motorcycle and a car.

Col Olayanju also assured the people of Oyo State that the suspect would soon be handed over to the police for further investigations and prosecution.

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