The Delta State Police Command has arrested a 45-year old man, Felix Nnalu Chiabogwu, who is suspected to be a ritualist and member of a kidnapping gang.
Chiabogwu was arrested on Sunday in Abavo with human body parts kept in kegs in which he poured a preservative fluid. The kegs were then concealed in two bags of garri.
Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer, said Chiabogwu was arrested at about 10:30 am on Sunday.
He described the suspect as a member of a syndicate operating in Amai, adding that the ritualist was arrested while attempting to flee to Lagos.
“The arrest is connected to the investigation of cases of missing persons in the intractable land disputes between Umuebu/Amai/Eziokpo /Obiaruku communities in Ukwuani area. In his possession, we found, concealed in two bags of garri, two four-litre jerry cans stocked with substances suspected to be human parts in a preservative fluid. The investigation is ongoing to unravel other members of the syndicate,” Aniamaka said.