The number of people arrested for being in possession of human parts are on the rise and places where the dead are buried has become another place for accessing human parts.

A cemetery attendant and four others are in police net for being in possession of a human skull.

The Police Zone 2 Command in Lagos announced the arrest on Tuesday.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Lagos and Ogun States, Mr Lawal Shehu, told reporters that the suspects were arrested with dried human jaw and dried human scalp on Monday.

“On December 3, 2018, at about 20:30 hours, information received by Zone 2 Command that one Jimoh Adeola, ‘m’ of Muslim Cemetery, of Oke Yadi, Abeokuta was in possession of human parts,” Shehu said.

The AIG further said the suspect had been dealing with such for a very long time.

“Detectives of the Zonal Intervention Squad were detailed to investigate and five suspects were arrested while exhibits we’re also recovered,” the AIG said.

Operatives from Police Zone 2 Command also arrested three suspected highway robbers operating in Ota area of Ogun.

On interrogation, the three suspects confessed to have snatched five vehicles, out of which three have been recovered and released to their owners, he told reporters.

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According to the AIG, the remaining two stolen vehicles have been sold across the border in neighbouring Benin Republic.

The three recovered vehicles were a Toyota Venza, Honda Crosstour and Toyota Highlander.

Reeling out other arrests made, the AIG said that operatives from Zone 2 Police Command also recovered a DAF truck registration number KTG165YG and arrested two suspects of the stolen vehicle along Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.

He stressed that efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.

All the suspects would be charged once investigation was concluded, he added. 

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