Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Man With Human Parts Arrested by NSCDC

Men and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara state command have arrested a man with human parts in Omu Aran, the headquarters of Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.

Parading the suspect in Ilorin , the state commandant NSCDC, Al-Hassan Audu Akor, said the suspect, Ibrahim Abubakar, was arrested with some human parts, part of which was that of a kidnapped okada rider, John Olalekan.

The civil defence boss, who said the corps acted on the report of the missing okada rider in Omu Aran, added that intelligence and surveillance work led to the arrest of Abubakar.

He said Abubakar, who claimed to be a herbalist and cattle rearer, is a Fulani of Yoruba stock from Ilorin, but lived in Omu Aran, adding that the victim hailed from Otun Ekiti, Ekiti State, not far from Omu Aran.

The NSCDC commandant said that a search party was constituted after the report of the missing okada man on 26 March 26, adding that the corpse of the okada man was found in a bush behind Government College, Omu Aran on 28 March, with head, hand and private parts already dismembered from the body.

He said further investigation led to the arrest of the herbalist in his house around 8.00 am on Monday, 2 April where human parts already cut into pieces and roasted were found in his custody.

He said among the items also recovered in the suspect’s house include two locally made rifles and charms.
The NSCDC boss, who said the suspect initially tried to deny involvement in the crime, added that the suspect told the officers of the corps that the human parts were those of a monkey brought to him by one of his friends.
Akor, however, said that an examination conducted on the items at Omu Aran General Hospital certified that they are human parts.

The NSCDC commandant, who described the case as culpable homicide, added that the suspect had been handed over to police.

He, therefore, enjoined members of the public to always volunteer useful information to security agencies, adding that the security situation in the country is a challenge to every one.

By Stephen Oni/Ilorin


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