Wednesday, 6 April 2011

NIGERIAN NEWS: Police arrest five persons for trafficking in human parts

The Police in Minna, Niger State, on Monday, arrested five persons for trafficking in human parts.
Three of those arrested were Beninoise while the others were Nigerians.
The police are also on the trail of a Gwandu-based Islamic scholar, Atiku Gwandu, in connection with the crime.
NEW GENERATION AFRICA learnt that Dogo Gobi Haruna, Sabi Dokodo and Hamisu Abdullahi from the Republic of Benin were arrested at a police check point in the outskirt of the state capital while the receiver of the human parts, Adamu Jibrin, was picked from his Nyanya residence in the early hours of Tuesday.
According to the Nigerian Tribune findings, one Atiku Gwandu, who was allegedly acceding to the request of Jibrin and for a fee of N5million ordered for human parts to be sent to him.The human parts were reportedly meant to prepare special charms for some unnamed politicians.
Gwandu reportedly hired the Benin Republic nationals who were said to have exhumed the corpse of Bio Gurma and removed the lower part of his chest which they roasted and kept in a food flask en-route Kebbi State.
In Kebbi State, Gwandu, according to the report, provided the men with transport fare and escort for the “goods” to be taken to Abuja where Jibrin was waiting.
However, at a road block mounted by the police outside Minna, the men were asked about the contents of the food flask draped in white cloth and when they could not provide a satisfactory answer, they were asked to open the flask.
From the point of arrest, the suspects were immediately moved to the Criminal Investigation department where homicide detectives moved into action to unravel the crime.
Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Oguche Richard Adamu, when contacted, confirmed the story and said efforts were being made to apprehend the Gwandu-based Islamic scholar.

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