Police arrest pastor with human parts concealed in bags

Umar Manko, Lagos Police Commissioner
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Umar Manko

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, on Monday confirmed the arrest of two persons, including a pastor, for allegedly being in possession of fresh human parts, which they concealed in two bags.

The commissioner said the pastor and his accomplices were arrested on Saturday and were currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department for further investigation.

According to him,  fingers, heart, liver, kidney and intestines were all concealed in two bags, which were discovered during a stop-and-search operation by policemen from  Ikotun Police Divisional Office.

Mr. Manko disclosed further that two bottles, filled with what was suspected to be human blood, were also recovered from the suspects.

The commissioner also said the police have commenced investigation into the killing of an Assistant Superintendent. of Customs, who was allegedly shot dead by his colleague on duty post.

The Police chief, who confirmed the incidents to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said  the suspect, a Deputy Superintendent. of Customs, was being detained at the state Criminal Investigation Department.

However, NAN investigation at the department revealed that about eight persons, all customs personnel, who were on duty with the deceased on Saturday when the incident occurred along the Lagos-Badagry highway, had been invited by the police.

NAN gathered that the police had also requested for the release of the vehicle containing the contraband the deceased and his colleagues wanted to impound during the shooting.

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