Human part dealers in Sango Ota area of Ogun State have been
arrested after some police men who picked interest in the case posed as buyers. The policemen said they got so much interested in the case because a lot of people suddenly became missing in the community. Their investigation latter led to the arrest of the ritualists. Find the story after the cut.
Mohammed Yusuf and Waheed Ibrahim, was arrested in Joju area of Sango Ota.
liver, kidney and other parts on April 12, 2014.
(herb) for a living and I have three children, my first born is 30-years-old.
needed human parts. I needed the money, so I agreed. I approached Tantoloun who
works at a graveyard.
buy some bones at N200. The liver and intestines, I buy them at N1,000.
and I have sold only 10. The policemen that arrested me posed as buyers and I
sold to them. It was the next day that I was arrested. Please, have mercy on
me, I will never do it again.”
cemetery in Ogun State, said he sold only decomposed bodies.
hired another suspect, Ibrahim, to exhume the bodies.
one that digs graves. My employer told me that whenever we see a completely
rotten corpse, we can exhume it and bury another corpse there.
woman (Salami) and she buys skulls at N8,000. It made life easy for me since my
salary is just N5,000.”
received N3,000 for each body part. He said he sold old corpses.
corpses that were not buried in a coffin and after they were buried, their
families never came to visit, those are the types I go after.
dismember corpses and sell them in parts. I get just N3,000 and the money is a
second source of income after teaching Arabic.”
by the SARS commander, Abba Kyari, posed as buyers and bought a human head from
the suspects at N120,000.
searched where a human head, liver, intestine and other parts were found.
disappearances of people. With their arrest, we hope that we will end these
“We discovered that most of these bodies are fresh. It is
criminal to deal in human parts. A few weeks back, Soka Forest was discovered
in Ibadan. As you can see, this crime happens all over.”