The Anambra State Police Command on Sunday, May 17, 2015, debunked widespread media reports that a certain restaurant in Awka, the state capital, had been dishing human flesh to unsuspecting members of the public.
According to the initial report, the police, had on discovery of the restaurant, closed down the place.
But in a telephone interview, the Police Public Relations Officer, Uche Eze, told The Punch newspaper, “There was nothing like that. I advise you to ignore that report. It’s not true and it did not happen. We don’t have such record. It’s embarrassing.”
BBC Swahili reported that there was such restaurant in Anambra.
It said, “Residents told police of rumours that the restaurant was cooking human meat for customers.
“Police then raided the restaurant, where they discovered fresh human heads that were still bleeding. The blood was in the process of being drained into a plastic bag.”
The report also noted that “in addition to the human meat menu served by the restaurant, authorities discovered automatic weapons, grenades, and cell phones. Ten persons had already been arrested for the crime.”
Efforts by newsmen in Awka to get the location or name of the restaurant were unsuccessive.