Police arrest man with skull in Abuja

Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police command have arrested a man identified as Nuhu Ezra with a human skull and bones in the Lugbe Area of the nation’s capital.

The suspect claimed he found the body parts while hunting in a bush in Kuje.

A statement on Wednesday by the FCT spokesman, Josephine Adeh, said Ezra was planning to sell the body parts for N600,000.

Adeh said, “The operatives of the FCT police command attached to Iddo police division on July 9, 2024, at about 9:00 p.m., acting on credible intelligence, trailed and arrested one Nuhu Ezra ‘m’ of Gosa Kipikipi village, Lugbe, Abuja, with a human skull and bones.

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“The suspect, who was found with the body parts upon interrogation, stated that he picked them up from the bush while hunting at Kuje and had the intention to sell the body parts for N600,000.”

Adeh stated that CP Benneth Igweh has ordered an investigation into the matter to determine the identities of the owners of the body parts and whether any killings were involved.

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She said, “While the commissioner of police, FCT, CP Benneth Igweh, has ordered that a thorough investigation be conducted to ascertain the bearer of the body parts, the intended buyer, if the suspect killed anyone to be in possession of the body parts, and how long the suspect has been in the alleged business, he urges residents to be wary of their environment and report suspicious activities through the police emergency lines.“

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