About four persons suspected to be human parts dealers have been arrested by police detectives attached to the Delta State Police Command, Asaba.
Among the suspects arrested on Monday, April 4, 2016 were two native doctors who were allegedly involved in selling human parts in Asaba, Issele-Azagba and its environs.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, disclosed that the arrest was stirred following a tip off through a petition forwarded to the command.
According to reports, the suspects were arrested in possession of the hand of a man allegedly cut off from his body by unknown persons.
The human part was found inside the boot of the suspects’ vehicle on their way to the eastern part of the country
Kalu revealed that it was during the process of a stop-and-search on the suspects that they found the human hand in their boot in a sack of bag while some of the accomplices fled.
She further disclosed that the suspects are currently undergoing interrogation by the force.
Kalu said: “It is true that we arrested four persons and two native doctors with human parts, but we are interrogating them with the exhibit we recovered from them in the vehicle. They were travelling to the eastern part.”
The state police spokespersons said the leader of the gang identified as Samson interrogation, confessed that they sold human parts to native doctors, who often lodged into a hotel behind the stadium in Asaba.
Investigations revealed that some mortuary workers and armed robbers allegedly supplied the parts to the dealers who in turn sold to native doctors in Ondo State and some parts of the eastern states.