Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide
By Chiemelie Ezeobi
The FESTAC Town Police Division under the Area E Command of the Lagos State Police Command, Thursday arrested two brothers with fresh human parts in the area as they tried to escape after murdering their victim.
According to police sources, the brothers were arrested at Third Avenue, B Close based on a tip off.
The suspects reportedly had a human head, hands, legs and some other body parts when they were nabbed.
The police also denied insinuations that about 100 human skulls were found in the hideout of the suspects, the source insisted that it was only parts belonging to a person that was found on the brothers.
Although efforts made to ferret the identities of the suspect proved abortive, THISDAY, however, learnt that they were brothers who were allegedly in the business of supplying human parts for rituals.
When contacted, the Area Commander, Dammian Okoro, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, could not confirm the story although he admitted that the police made some arrests.
He said: "I am not aware that 100 human skulls were found at FESTAC but I know something was found. I am on the way to the office to confirm."
Further attempts made to ferret more information proved abortive as he insisted that he was not in the right position to confirm stories for the reporter rather the police spokesman.
Again when contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said she was aware of the incident, adding that she was waiting for the authentication of the story.
She said: "I have been called in respect of the incident but I cannot say of its 100 human skulls as is being bandied around. I am waiting for them to debrief me and then I can confirm it."
However, when THISDAY called back to still confirm the story, the PRO's lines were no longer available.
The suspects are currently being held at the FESTAC Division pending the outcome of preliminary investigation which would then influence their transfer to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba.