Police detectives attached to the Delta State Police Command, Asaba, have arrested four persons, including two native doctors over alleged human parts sale within Issele-Azagba, Asaba and its environs.
The arrest of the suspects, the state’s police spokesperson Mrs. Celestina Kalu, said, was made possible when the security operatives acted on a tip-off via a petition forwarded to the command.
The human parts dealers were c@ught with the hand of a man cut off from his body.
The human part was found in the boot of the suspects’ vehicle on their way to the eastern part of Nigeria.
Mrs 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, Mrs 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 gang’s leader identified as Samson (surname withheld), confessed that they sold human parts to native doctors, who often lodged into a hotel behind stadium in Asaba.
Investigations had revealed that the sale of human parts were made possible with mortuary workers.