By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police incharge of Zone II, Lawal Shehu has declared war on native doctors and human parts dealers within Lagos and Ogun.
The declaration followed the spate of ritual instigated killings and desecration of corpses exhumed from graveyards.
Lamenting the involvement of young people in ritual activities, Shehu said each time the suspects were apprehended, they usually claimed they were herbalists, adding that some native doctors were aiding and abating the practice.
“If they are herbalists what are they doing with human parts? These one we arrested on December 3, at about 8:30pm were found with human skull.
“We received information that one Jimoh Adeola of Muslim Cemetery, Oke Yadi Abeokuta was in possession of human parts and has been dealing on such for a long time.
“Detectives of the Zonal Intervention Squad (ZIS) were detailed to investigate. Five suspects were arrested and exhibits recovered. Others arrested are Lukmon Bayewunmi, Kabir Badmus, Victor Nnacheta and Nurudeen Sogaolu.
“Dried human jaw and scalp were recovered from them. They will be charged to court soon.
“This is a warning to criminals and those aiding them. Whether they are ritualists, militants or armed robbers we are on a mandate to rid them off this zone. We are in close collaboration with the Lagos and Ogun Police Commands as well as the local people.