Operatives attached to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) Zone II, Onikan, Lagos have arrested five persons for allegedly being in possession of fresh human heart and body parts.
The suspects, including three Islamic clerics, were paraded yesterday by AIG Lawal Shehu.
He alleged that the clerics were members of a syndicate that specialised in using human parts for rituals.
Shehu said they were arrested around 9:45am on December 10 by Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) operatives on stop and search operation.
He said the detectives arrested an unnamed man with fresh human heart and investigation was on to establish where he got it.
“On December 10, about 9:45am, information was received by the command that Alfa Mustapha and his cohorts, who specialised in exhuming bodies and removing their parts, were noticed around Isabo area of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Detectives from ZIS were detailed to investigate. Four suspects were arrested, while exhibit of bunch of human flesh was recovered,” said the AIG.