The Ogun state police have arrested three friends; Mathew Idosu, John Feyisetan and Samuel Adegbola, who are suspected to be herbalists as they were caught with fresh human hands.
According to a statement by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the trio met with a herbalist, Michael Itomu, to seek spiritual means of getting rich quickly. The 40-year-old herbalist informed them that the only way out was to get a fresh human hand which will be used for a sacrifice for them.
Getting the fresh Human hand seemed difficult for them as Matthew suggested that he has a friend in Abeokuta who he believes would be of help. They met with the said friend and promised to give him N1m which they did not have.
The friend and two others got the fresh human hand and delivered it to them but they could not redeem the N1m pledge. The said friend and his duo dragged John and Samuel into a nearby bush where they beat them mercilessly before releasing them.
Suspecting that Matthew might have had a hand in their “punishment,” since he did not get a taste of the beating, the two accomplices took up a fight with him, so much so that their secret filtered out to neighbours who alerted policemen attached to Idiroko Division.
Oyeyemi in his statement said the DPO immediately ordered their arrest.
“Upon the information, the DPO, Idiroko Division, CSP Opebiyi Sunday, detailed his detectives, in collaboration with men of the So-Safe Corps, to ambush the suspects, an effort that led to the arrest of the three friends at Owode-Yewa and, eventually, the herbalist in the early hour of Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Preliminary investigation revealed that it was Mathew Idosu who contacted a family friend of his in Abeokuta, who provided the hand alongside two others who are now at large. On delivering the hand, they demanded for the agreed one million naira but the money was not readily available, this led to serious scuffle between them and they angrily took away the duo of Samuel Adegbola and John Feyisetan to a bush where they thoroughly beat them before they were released on 17th of may 2020.
It was the action of those who supplied the hand that made the whole secret to be leak, which eventually led to their arrest. The fresh human hand has been taken to Idiroko General Hospital for preservation” Oyeyemi said
The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation.