By Ola Adeola
An alarm raised by a businessman in Ilorin, Kwara, has led to the arrest of two persons dealing in human parts.
Alhaji Kuranga, owner of Muhat Company, was reportedly approached by Yahaya Umar and Abubakar Saletu to buy a human head from them.
Kuranga declined, and raised an alarm.
The suspects, during interrogation by the police, confessed killing the victim whose head he was caught with.
“There was a conflict among us. We tricked him (the victim) into the bush and killed him. While we were trying to run away, the police caught us,” Umar, one of the suspects, said.
Olusola Amore, Commissioner of Police for Kwara, said a complaint by one Abdullahi Adamu of Mamba Fulani Camp, Patigi area of the state led to the suspects arrest.
“On August 8, at about 1.20pm, information received from Kosubosu Police Division revealed that Umar and Saletu, both of Wobe Fulani Camp, were found in possession of a bag. On interrogation, the bag was found to contain a human head, among other items.
“A search in the bush led to the discovery of a headless body. The victim had been declared missing earlier and the suspects confessed to the crime. The cutlass used in the killing and the human head have already been recovered,” Amore stated.