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Ten persons arrested in Lagos over organ harvesting

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Ten persons arrested in Lagos over organ harvesting

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a gang of suspected ritualists who specialise in killing people and harvesting body parts for sale in various states.

The suspects include a woman who is an Osun priestess, a community chief, an Ifa priest, an Islamic cleric, and a trado-medicine practitioner.

While confirming this burst on Friday, the spokesperson of the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, explained that the suspects who operate in one of the extreme divisions of Lagos were arrested through intelligence reports from the public.

According to him, the leader of the gang, a 33-year-old man, Ademola Akinlosotu, confessed initially that he was exhuming corpses from cemeteries and selling their parts to ritualists but later graduated to killing and selling human parts to customers on demand.

Speaking on his antecedents, Akinlosotu said that he moved from killing people to harvesting parts because his clients requested fresh parts rather than dead body parts.

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Akinlosotu said ”while I and some members of the gang would do the killings,” he would supply the parts to a 52-year-old man, Ahmed Wahab, aka Alfa Bororo, who operated from Badagry in Lagos State and Ogun State, to supply his clients.

The suspect said a fresh human head is sold at N45,000 or N50,000 while a dried human head sells between N30,000 and N35,000; heart for N70,000 and hands for N50,000.

Akinlosotu speaking further admitted to killing two persons, which included a friend he met through social media, before he was arrested.

He said before they killed anyone, the herbalist would be contacted to consult an oracle to determine whether the killing would be successful or would bring trouble.

The suspect alleged that a traditional ruler in Badagry requested him to kill his son because he was giving him problems. He also said that the day they were to carry out the killing was when a friend he met online visited him, and he was killed.

Akinlosotu said that all he harvests, when he kills, is the person’s head, the heart, and the hands.

Hundeyin said exhibits of different human parts were recovered from the suspects as the police continued the trail of other suspects. The command said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.

Ten persons arrested in Lagos over organ harvesting

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Female soldier dismissed for stealing N35m gold jewellery

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Lance Corporal Jonah Comfort

Female soldier dismissed for stealing N35m gold jewellery

A Nigerian female soldier has been dismissed after confessing to stealing gold jewellery said to be worth N35 million from an army general’s wife she was attached to in Kaduna.

Sources in the army identified the female soldier as Lance Corporal Jonah Comfort with service number 15NA/74/4422F.

Comfort reportedly committed the offence earlier in May.

She was said to have entered the senior officer’s room and stolen the jewellery.

The female soldier subsequently sold the jewellery to a jeweller in Kaduna for N5 million.

SaharaReporters learnt that the army authorities did not want the public to know about the incident as it might lead to a debate as to how the senior officer’s wife acquired jewellery worth millions of Naira despite being a housewife.

The jeweller has also been arrested by the military police, SaharaReporters was told.

“The army authorities have been careful over the issue because the general’s wife is a full housewife, so how come she has jewellery worth millions of Naira? The jewellery stolen by the soldier which was valued at N35 million was just part of her collections,” one of the sources said.

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“The female soldier had long been monitoring the woman before stealing the jewellery worth N35 million which she later sold to one jeweller for N5 million but unfortunately she was caught.

“Sadly, most of these female soldiers have been turned into slaves by our senior officers’ wives. Now she has been dismissed and put in a cell.”

This comes a few days after the army authorities dismissed three soldiers who were arrested by the police for armed robbery and kidnapping.

The suspects were identified as LCPL Abdul Musa, CPL Innocent Okwoli and CPL West Isaac.

According to military sources, the dismissed soldiers were arrested by policemen during an operation in April.

They were subsequently handed over to the army authorities for further investigation.

Consequently, the soldiers were charged, tried, found guilty and dismissed from service in line with the provisions of the Armed Forces Act Caps A20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

They were subsequently returned to the police for prosecution.

Female soldier dismissed for stealing N35m gold jewellery

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Police arrest 8 notorious armed robbers in Kaduna

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Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mansir Hassan,

Police arrest 8 notorious armed robbers in Kaduna

The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Wednesday in Kaduna.

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Tension as policeman guns down colleague at popular Jos market

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Tension as policeman guns down colleague at popular Jos market

A tragic incident unfolded at Terminus Market in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, as a police officer attached to the enforcement team of the Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB) was reportedly shot dead.

Recent mobilization efforts by the state government to crack down on street trading in the area led to increased presence of security operatives, comprising policemen and soldiers, stationed around Terminus Market to ensure strict enforcement of the law.

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Ibrahim Musa recounted to our correspondent that the unfortunate event occurred when security personnel were in pursuit of traders. In an unintended mishap, a police officer was struck by a stray bullet fired by a fellow security officer, resulting in his immediate demise. The Road Safety Corps subsequently evacuated the deceased officer’s body to a nearby hospital.

Confirming the incident, an anonymous market official attributed the officer’s death to a tragic mistake by his colleague. The tense atmosphere that ensued prompted the deployment of teargas cannisters to disperse the gathered crowd.

In response to inquiries, DSP Alabo Alfred, the spokesperson for the state police command, assured that investigations into the matter were ongoing.

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