A couple Kehinde Oladimeji, 43 year-old and his wife Adejumoke Raji, in the early hours of Saturday, have been arrestted for being in possession of fresh human parts.
Men of Ogun State Police Command effected the arrested the couple who are residents of No.72 MKO Abiola Way, Lemo, Abeokuta.
The statement by the command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said, “the couple were arrested following a report lodged at Kemta Divisional Headquarters by Chief Moshood Ogunwolu, the Baale of Leme Community, that one Pastor Adisa Olarewaju who is a co-tenant with the suspects informed him of offensive odours coming out from the room of the suspects”.
He added that upon the complaint, the DPO Kemta Division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle led his detectives to the scene where search was conducted.
“On searching the room, a plastic bowl containing fresh different parts of human being was discovered in the room, and the couple were promptly arrested”.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed they were herbalists and that the human parts comprises of hands, breasts and other parts were given to them by one Michael who they claimed resides in Adatan area of Abeokuta”.
“All efforts to locate the said Michael proved abortive as the suspects could not locate his house”.
“It will be recalled that a dismembered body of an unknown person was found in a swamp area at Leme area of Abeokuta about a week ago, it is not yet clear whether the parts is that of the found body or not”, Oyeyemi said.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The CP vowed that anyone who is directly or indirectly involved in the crime would be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.