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April 16, 2024
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Islamic cleric, two others arrested for possessing human parts in Ondo |

• We found fresh kidneys, hearts, tongues, hands, Police say Police operatives in Ondo State have arrested an Islamic cleric, Oluwafemi Idris for being in possession of fresh human parts. The Islamic cleric was nabbed alongside two other suspects, identified as Samuel Kutelu and Babatunde Kayode in Akoko axis in the northern senatorial district of the state. Confirming the incident, spokesperson for the command, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, said the suspects were apprehended following an intel received over the ritualistic activities of the cleric. She disclosed that, upon a raid of the cleric’s residence, police operatives discovered a grim collection of human body parts in his possession. The recovered items, she said, included human hands, three kidneys, three hearts, a spine and a tongue. The police spokesperson added that detectives are on the trail of a fleeing suspect, whom Idris claimed supplied the human parts as well as three human heads. Odunlami-Omisanya, however, stressed that the identities of the suspects and the particular location of the arrested will be revealed in due course to avoid jeopardisiing on-going investigations. She said: “The Ondo State Police Command has arrested one Oluwafemi Idris for unlawful possession of human parts. “The police got intel from a reliable source in January 2024 that one Idris, popularly known as Alfa in his area, kept human parts in his house and intended to use them for ritual purposes. “The police swung into action and apprehended the suspect. A search was conducted in his house at Akoko, and the following human parts were found in his possession: human hands, three kidneys, three hearts, a spine and a tongue. “The suspect claimed he is an Islamic cleric, and some of the human parts were supplied by his friend, an Alhaji, who is also a cleric and one Samuel Kutelu. He explained that he supplied one Babatunde Kayode (an Oluawo) with three human heads. “Oluawo and Kayode have been arrested. Effort is on to arrest the other cleric, who he claims sourced the human parts for him.”

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