Police detectives attached to the Delta State Police Command, Asaba, have arrested four persons, including two native doctors over alleged human parts sale in Asaba, Issele-Azagba and its environs.
The arrest of the suspects last Monday, the command’s image maker in the state, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, said, was made possible when the security operatives acted on a tip-off via a petition forwarded to the command.
It was reliably gathered that the suspected human parts dealers were arrested with the hand of a man allegedly cut off from his body by unknown persons.
The human part was found inside the boot of the suspects’ vehicle on their way to the eastern part of the country
But the State Police PRO, (Kalu) said security operatives were on a stop-and-search on the suspects when they found the human hand in their boot in a sack of bag, adding that the suspects were currently undergoing interrogation.
Explaining that other suspects within the area fled on sighting the police, Kalu said, “It is true that we arrested four persons and two native doctors with human parts, but we are interrogating them with the exhibit we recovered from them in the vehicle. They were travelling to the eastern part.”
The state police spokespersons said the leader of the gang identified as Samson (surname withheld), upon interrogation, confessed that they sold human parts to native doctors, who often lodged into a hotel behind the stadium in Asaba (name withheld).
She said investigations had revealed that the alleged sale of human parts were made possible with mortuary workers and dare devil armed robbers, who in turn allegedly sold to native doctors in Ondo State and some parts of the eastern states.
Meanwhile, an Ogwashi-Uku-based journalist, Innocent Osakwe, was last Thursday attacked by a gang of suspected armed robbers, who reportedly made away with N250,000 and his property.
Osakwe said that the robbers came into his house in the community in the wee hours and at gun point, ordered him to surrender his money and property.