Crime

Police, nab man with fresh human parts in Ikorodu

...as Council Chairman visits scene

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LAGOS State Police Command has arrested a 41-year-old man, Sikiru Kolawole, for allegedly being in possession of fresh human parts.

 

The operation was recently carried out by Sagamu Road Police Division and some vigilantes in the area.

 

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the arrest and said the suspect was reportedly found with fresh human hands, intestines and skull from Ojokoro cemetery in Ikorodu. He said, “The Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the case to be transferred to the State Criminal Investigative Department (SCID) at Panti, Yaba, for diligent investigation and prosecution,” he said.

 

Earlier, Ikorodu Local Government Chairman, Hon. Wasiu Adesina, who led members of his cabinet to the scene of the crime, noted that the council promised to do everything necessary to curb the dastardly act and its recurrence.

 

Adesina, however, asked the environment department to clear every part of the cemetery to avoid any black spot inside and outside, noting that the suspect would be dealt with according to the law to serve as a deterrent to others.

 

He said: “While we take care of the living, the council has mandated itself to cater for our dead ones and that is why we have rehabilitated the Ikorodu cemetery to international standard.

 

“I will ensure proper security measures are put in place and deal ruthlessly with anybody engaging in such an illegitimate act at the cemetery.

“We have done lots of rehabilitation, illuminating the cemetery with solar power, providing a water system and perimeter fencing.”

 

Mr Nurudeen Lawal, one of the local guards at the cemetery, said that they engaged with the suspect in combat before he was apprehended at about 1:30 am with a sack full of human parts while trying to escape.

 

“We carry out surveillance round the cemetery at least three to four times in a shift to observe the surroundings.

 

“Suddenly, we started hearing some funny sound, on getting there we saw the suspect with a sack loaded so we challenged him on how he got in and his mission at the cemetery.

 

“During the interrogation, we challenged him to open his sack, he resisted and it resulted in a combat and trying to use the weapon with him to scare us away to enable him to flee.

 

“Subsequently, we grabbed and took him to the police station with the human parts for further interrogation,” Lawal said.

 

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