The police command in Ogun says it has arrested one Kehinde Oladimeji, 43, and wife Adejumoke Raji , 35, for being in possession of fresh different human parts.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday.
According to Oyeyemi, the couple who are residents of 72, MKO Abiola way , Leme , Abeokuta were arrested following a report lodged at Kemta Divisional Headquarters by one chief Moshood Ogunwolu, the Baale of Leme Community .
Oyeyemi noted that the Baale , who reported that one Pastor Adisa Olarewaju who is a co tenant with the suspects informed him of offensive odours coming out from the room of the suspects.
“Upon the complaint, the DPO Kemta Division, CSP Adeniyi Adekunle , quickly led his detectives to the scene where search was conducted.
” On searching the room, a plastic bowl containing fresh different parts of human being was discovered in the room, and the couple were promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed they were herbalists and that the human parts comprises of hands, breasts and other parts were given to them by one Michael who they claimed resided in Adatan area of Abeokuta.
“All efforts to locate the said Michael proved abortive as the suspects could not locate his house.
“It will be recalled that a dismembered body of an unknown person was found in a swamp area at Leme area of Abeokuta about a week ago, it is not yet clear whether the parts is that of the found body or not,” he said.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole , has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to Homicide Section of the state criminal investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The CP vowed that anyone directly or indirectly involved in the crime would be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.