Amotekun operatives Corps in Oyo State on Tuesday arrested a 49-year-old, Mutiu Abdul-Rasheed, for selling human body parts in Ibadan, the state capital.
He was allegedly caught with fresh human hands and other dismembered body.
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Daily Trust learnt that Abdul-Rasheed, who said he hailed from Ede in Osun State, belonged to a team that has been involving in getting fresh human parts for some well-to-do across the country.
The suspect was also specialises in exhuming dead bodies of people that he knew their names and parents’ names before their demise.
Confirming the development, the state Commandant of Amotekun Corps, Col Olayinka Olayanju (retd) told journalists that the suspect was investigated for some months before he was nabbed.
The team was said to have operated in the Lagelu area of Ibadan suburb before the cat was let out of the bag. Abdul-Rasheed said: “We only exhume bodies that are known to us because we must know the dead person when he or she was alive.
“We must also know his or her name as well as the mother’s name. Knowing the mother’s name of the dead person that we want to sell the body parts attracts extra cost from those that buy the human parts from us.”