This Day (Lagos)

13 April 2014

Nigeria: Police Arrest Five Found With Human Heads

Ogun State Police command, alongside the special Anti Robbery Squad, Lagos Command, have jointly arrested five suspects in Joju area of Otta in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State with human heads and flesh in pieces.

The discovery was said to have been as a result of a follow up on a tip off from the people of the area yesterday. The suspects arrested include Kubura Salami, Tantolorun Abimbola, Kafaya Popoola, Wahid Ibrahim and Adamu Rafiu.

Divisional Police Officer in charge of Otta Division of the command, CSP Gabriel Idibie, led a team of operatives to assist the SARS Lagos who got the first hand information to Joju area where the five suspects were arrested and the exhibits recovered for further investigation and adequate prosecution.

The exhibits recovered from them include one complete human head and human flesh in a container stained with liquid substance suspected to be human blood.

The Commissioner of Police Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye, has ordered that the case be handed over to SARS Lagos for discrete investigation since it is a follow up to an ongoing investigation with the Lagos team.

He added that the Ogun Command would complement Lagos Command in the course of its investigation of the incident

Okoye assured people of the state that the police would not condone any act of criminality and inappropriate behaviour within the state as it expressed readiness to harness all available resources to have robust intelligence-driven policing.

He therefore, commended the good people of Ogun State for their support always, promising that the police in the state would not disappoint them in carrying out its statutory duties.

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