i won’t act like this is shocking cos it isn’t. Its been going on under our noses for a long time. i’m only just glad that these ones have been captured.
The paraded suspects disclosed to an astonished crowd that human heads were sold for N8,000; the hands, N4,000 and private parts for N10,000. These were revelations of members of three syndicates, who specialised in selling human parts to herbalists and persons suspected to be clerics. This occured on Tuesday, at Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja.
Just imagine how cheap a human body part is. Imagine my precious right arm on a table about to be sold for a paltry N4,000….4k! A used blackberry is more expensive, i just priced one for 8k!
Their arrest, according to Ngozi Braide, the Command’s spokesperson, followed a tip-off from the officer-in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Abba Kyari, that one of the suspects, Jamiu Adeleke, was at the verge of selling a human hand for N21,000.
The operatives, according to Braide, who paraded the suspects before newsmen, stormed Owode town, Ogun State, where Adeleke was arrested while attempting to sell the human hand to a buyer.
She said: “Adeleke confessed that one Sanni Kazeem sold it to him for N6,000. When Sanni was arrested, he also confessed to the crime, adding that he had supplied two human heads to a dealer named Akinwowo Fatai (30), who was also arrested.
Akinwowo, on his part, confessed to have received the human heads and another four human heads from another supplier, one Agboola Kolawole (40), who was later arrested in the same Owode town.”
She added that the first suspect arrested, Adeleke, jumped out of a moving vehicle in his attempt to escape and sustained fatal injuries, which later resulted in his death, adding that effort was still on to arrest others indicted in the business.
Genuine efforts i hope. Too bad the other fellow died, he should’ve been made to pay for his deeds.
One of the suspects, Agboola Kolawole, said: “Yes, I sold my dead siblings parts for N8,000 each. I was tempted to do that because of poverty and inability to pay my children’s school fees.
“Just as I was thinking of how to pay their school fees, a friend approached me and asked why I should be suffering when there was a way out. When I asked how, he said I should go and get some human parts that he would pay me.
People will do anything for money, even sell family’s body parts.
Let’s all just pray we don’t fall into such a situation as to even think of venturing into such a business.