Three men who were seeking a buyer for a human head in their possession have been arrested by the police in Niger State.
According to the State Commandant of the Corps, Philip Ayuba, while parading the suspects before newsmen, they were arrested while looking for a buyer for the head.
“I invited you here to see three suspects that we arrested on the ground of possession of human head. After we arrested them, they confessed to us that they owned the human head,” Ayuba told journalists.
He narrated that the suspects were arrested while asking somebody to purchase the human head when they were apprehended by operatives of the NSCDC in Mokwa.
"Our operatives pretended to bargain with them on how much to pay before they were arrested.”
Speaking during the parade, the gang leader, Aliyu, said that his brother, Usman, invited him to his house to see the human head and assist in getting a buyer.
“I looked for a buyer for five months. So when I approached one Isah to buy the head, he agreed and said that he had a buyer in Mokwa town. When the buyer came, we started negotiating the price with him. It was in that process we were arrested."
On his part, Usman said he got the human head during a hunting expedition with Aba in the bush, when they discovered a decomposing body of a woman in the bush.
“Two of us decided in the bush that we would sell the head to scientists and make money,” he said.