By OLA AJAYI
IBADAN — THE Oyo State Police Command said, yesterday, that two of the arrested suspects, who disguised as lunatics, have confessed to be human body parts dealers.
This confirmation was made by the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Indabawa, at the end of a security meeting with Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
About three “lunatics” on whom human parts were found were killed by angry youths.
Vanguard learnt that a woman who reportedly had 42 SIM cards on her and another man with a price list of human parts died in the hospital.
After the meeting, the CP also said that 42 lunatics had been withdrawn from major streets by the government. He said the move was to prevent them from further attacks.
This came as the police hinted that the forensic pathologists had started work on the den.
While confirming that the den had been in existence for the past 10 years, Ndabawa said the forensic experts were sent from Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja.
He said: “Police have rescued 42 lunatics or presumed lunatics from the streets so far. Two people have been killed. Investigation, like I said, is ongoing and out of the so called lunatics, two of them have confessed to be looking for human body parts, but they are not yet related to the Soka incident.
“That place has been there for a very long time, perhaps about 10 years. It was initially used by a construction company during the channelisation of Ogunpa River and after then the site was abandoned.”
On when the demolition and clearing of Soka would re commence, Ndabawa said: “The demolition of that place will continue and be completed so that other miscreants will not use that place for another purpose.”
The Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Mr. Toye Arulogun, said that the state government had also decided to create a temporary shelter with medical personnel and other facilities to take care of the lunatics before they are re united with their families.