Suspected ritualists who specialize in selling human parts beat up their customers after they failed to pay the agreed sum of N1m for a fresh human hand that was supplied to them. The suspected ritualists lured the customers to the bush before beating them to a pulp.
The Street Journal has learnt that the three customers who needed the hand for money ritual purposes contracted the human parts dealers, who then demanded the sum of N1m for the fresh human hand.
However, the buyers identified as Matthew Idosu, John Feyisetan and Samuel Adegbola, could not come up with the sum after they got delivery of the human hand.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has confirmed the incident in a statement.
According to Oyeyemi, the three human part buyers were arrested by policemen in collaboration with the state security outfit, So-safe Corps, alongside a 40-year-old herbalist, Michael Itomu.
The PPRO explained that the suspects were arrested by the Joint Task Force at Idi-Iroko in the Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, adding that the four suspects were arrested for being in possession of a fresh human hand.
Oyeyemi said that the suspects had contracted someone in Abeokuta, who promised to get the human hand for them for N1m.
The three suspects told policemen that they had sought the help of a herbalist for money rituals and that the herbalist asked them to provide a fresh human hand before he could help them with the money rituals.
The PPRO said preliminary investigation revealed that it was Idosu, who contracted a family friend of his in Abeokuta to provide the human hand alongside two others, who are currently at large.
The PPRO said:
“On delivering the hand, the dealers demanded the agreed N1m, but the money was not readily available; this led to a serious scuffle between them and they angrily took away the duo of Samuel Adegbola and John Feyisetan into a bush, where they thoroughly beat them before they were released on May 17, 2020.
“It was the action of those, who supplied the hand, that made the whole secret to leak out and which eventually led to their arrest.”
“Their arrest led to the arrest of the herbalist in the early hours of Tuesday, May 19, 2020,” the PPRO added.
Oyeyemi said the fresh human hand has been taken to the Idi-Iroko General Hospital for preservation.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Kenneth Ebrimson, had ordered the transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation, in order for justice to prevail.