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Operatives of the Lagos State police command of the Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, have arrested three suspects in connection with pounded human flesh stashed in a sack in Lagos State Western Nigeria.
One of the suspects identified as Ekene was arrested with the sack and he then implicated two other suspects who were also arrested.
The two other suspects included an Oil and Gas businessman (name withheld) and a middle aged man believed to be a native doctor.
They are currently detained at the police cell at SARS office in Ikeja, Lagos where they are being interrogated.
The Lagos State Police public Relation Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos who confirmed the arrest said the suspects are undergoing interrogation following the discovery.
According to her, the police arrested Ekene with the human flesh and when he was interrogated he said he was sent by the oil magnate.
Police sources said Ekene was accosted by the police detective on routine checks along Bucknor area of Ejigbo with one white sack containing undisclosed content.
Ekene was ordered to open the sack and he confessed that it contained human flesh.
He was subsequently arrested and taken to the station where the matter was transferred to SARS.
When he made a confessional statement, he told the police that he was promised N500,000 by the oil magnate who asked him to abduct a baby for him.
He said out of the money he was promised, he was paid N100,000 as advance and he went and abducted a two year old baby for him which he took to a native doctor as he was directed.
He said he was caught after he was returned the severed and pounded body to the man that sent him to get his balance.
When reporters went to SARS on Wednesday, the suspects were still detained in the cell and were under going interrogation.
Dolapo told reporters that the oil magnate have not owned up that he was the person that sent Ekene for the job, noting that, this has dragged the case.
She added that the police have intensified efforts to unmask what really happened and to arrest and prosecute those involved in the crimes.