One Mr. Samuel Hunsu, an 85-year-old who is also an herbalist has been apprehended by Zone 2 Police Command in Onikan side of Lagos State.
The suspect was caught in possession of a fresh human heart in Abeokuta in Ogun state. According to the police, it was alleged that the suspect deals on human parts for money rituals .
During interrogation , the old man confessed that the human heart was given to him by one Abiodun, who consulted him for money ritual. In his statement he said;
“Initially, I was consulted by Abiodun. He wanted me to prepare money charms making for him. When I told him what was required for the ritual, he promised to get them. I was surprised when I saw him with fresh human heart. When Abiodun eventually brought the heart, I asked him where he got it. He said that he removed it from a thief that was killed at Ijoko area of Ogun State.
“Immediately he dropped the heart, he left and promised to come back. That was how I took the heart and preserved it with dry gin and chemical under my shrine, pending when the owner will come back. I don’t know Abiodun or where he lives. He told me that he came all the way from Kwara State.”
The police further revealed that 2 people were reportedly dead in the old man’s shrine.
“When we asked him, he claimed those two people died while receiving treatment. He said that he buried them in his shrine, rather than release them to their families. The following day, we went with a search warrant. It was during the search of the shrine that we discovered the heart kept in a plastic and buried in the shrine. We understand the heart had been with the herbalist for two weeks, but there was no sign of decomposing,” the police said.