A 40 year old suspected human parts dealer, Mutiu Abdul-Rasheed, who was arrested by the operatives of Amotekun Corps has revealed that he only specialised in selling and using of the human parts he knows by name.
The suspected human part dealer who was said to have been arrested in Kajola area, also confessed for dealing in human beings for ritual purposes.
Briefing journalists on the development at the Operational Base Dandaru Ibadan on Tuesday, the state Commandant of Amotekun Corps Col Olayinka Olayanju (rtrd) said the suspect was investigated for some months before he was nabbed. He added that “ironically, calls have been coming in and individuals have been pressing for his release.”
Olayanju did not mention names of people that have been pressurising the security outfit to release the suspect, and he did not also give any indication whether the people calling for the suspect’s release are private citizens or they hold public offices.
Abdul-Rasheed, who reportedly hails from Ede in Osun State, said he belonged to a team that has been involved in getting fresh human parts for some people and at the same time exhuming dead bodies of people that they knew their names and parents’ names before their demise. But other members of the gang were said to be at large.
Rasheed further said that, “We only exhume bodies that are known to us because we must know the dead person when he or she was alive.
“We must also know his or her name as well as the mother’s name. Knowing the mother’s name of the dead person that we want to sell the body parts attracts extra cost from those that buy the human parts from us. He added.
The team was said to have operated in Lagelu area of Ibadan sub-urb before the cat was let out of the bag.
Fresh hands of some persons and other dismembered body parts were parts of the exhibits recovered from him.
Other items also recovered from the suspect included guns, charms, decaying body parts, motorcycle and a car.