The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Lagos Command and the Ogun State Police Command have arrested five suspects with human parts.
The suspects, which included a woman, were reportedly arrested on Saturday in a joint operation at Joju, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The Ogun Police Command spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, DSP, in a statement, said the arrest was made possible following a tip-off from members of the community.
It read, “The Divisional Police Officer Otta, CSP Gabriel Idibie, led a team of operatives to assist SARS operatives from Lagos who had received first-hand information on the case to the Joju area.
“The suspects arrested include Kubura Salami Tantolorun Abimbola, Kafaya Popoola, Wahid Ibrahim and Adamu Rafiu”.
Adejobi added that exhibits recovered from the suspects included one human head and pieces of human flesh in a container stained with liquid substance believed to be human blood.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye, has ordered that the case be handed over to SARS Lagos for investigation since it’s a follow-up to an ongoing investigation with the Lagos team.
“The Ogun State Police Command will continue to complement the Lagos command in the course of its investigation of the incident”.
Adejobi also assured the general public of the police commissioner’s commitment not to tolerate any acts of criminality within the state as the police is ready to deploy all available resources to ensure robust intelligence-driven policing.