The arrest of the suspects, the state’s police spokesperson Mrs. Celestina Kalu, said, was made possible when the security operatives acted on a tip-off via a petition forwarded to the command.
Mrs Kalu said security operatives were on a stop-and-search on the suspects when they found the human hand in their boot in a sack of bag, adding that the suspects were currently undergoing interrogation.
Explaining that other suspects within the area fled on sighting the police, Mrs 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 gang’s leader identified as Samson (surname withheld), confessed that they sold human parts to native doctors, who often lodged into a hotel behind stadium in Asaba.
Investigations had revealed that the sale of human parts were made possible with mortuary workers.