Operatives of the Oyo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun have arrested a suspected human parts merchant, Mutiu Abdul-Rasheed.
Abdul-Rasheed, 40, was reportedly caught and paraded with fresh human hands and other body parts, which were paraded as exhibits.
Abdul-Rasheed reportedly said he belonged to a syndicate that sources fresh human parts for some people.
He said they exhume bodies of known people.
Commandant of Amotekun Corps in the state, Col Olayinka Olayanju (retd) told journalists that the suspect was investigated for some months before he was apprehended.
Abdul-Rasheed said, “We only exhume bodies that are known to us because we must know the dead person when he or she was alive.
He, however, said some unnamed individuals have been “mounting pressure on him to release the suspect.” he did not mention the name of any individual who has been pressurising the security outfit to release the suspect
He also did not give any indication whether the people calling for the suspect’s release are private citizens or they hold public offices despite requests from reporters.
According to the suspect, the team has been operated in the Lagelu area of the Ibadan suburb before he was nabbed.
Abdul-Rasheed said “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.”
Items recovered from the suspect included guns, charms, decaying body parts, a motorcycle and a car.
Col Olayanju however assured that the suspect would be handed over to the police for further investigation.