Five suspects have been arrested in a joint operation on Saturday by the Special Anti Robbery Squad Lagos Command and the Ogun State Police Command with human parts.
The suspects, which included a woman, were said to have been apprehended in Joju, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
A statement by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, 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 suspected 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.
Okoye also assured the general public that the police would not condone any act of criminality within the state as it’s ready to harness all available resources to have robust intelligence-driven policing.