By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab
About two months after he was released from prison for same offence, a man simply identified as Alfa Gani was on Wednesday allegedly caught with the placenta of a baby which he had been engaged to christen few days ago.
This was coming barely one week after police paraded a native doctor and three others arrested for dealing in human parts near Okuta in Baruteen.
A source who lives in the community told our reporter that on getting to the suspect’s house, the volunteers were greeted with offensive odour oozing from his house.
Worried by the awful smell, the volunteers on leaving the house, the source said, alerted other members of the community about the odour.
Consequently, some concerned persons took the courage to inquire what was going on in the house.
On getting to the suspect’s house, it was gathered that they (concerned persons) were said to have confronted the suspect to explain the kind of odour in his house.
But the infuriated Gani was said to have felt embarrassed, accusing the concerned community members of trying to intrude into his privacy.
The situation led to an altercation between them.
The residents were said to have forced themselves into the house where they meet a boy preparing some charms with a baby’s placenta.
They were said to have descended on him, prompting him to confess that Gani had asked him to exhume the placenta to prepare the charms.
In the middle of the confusion, the mother of baby was said to have rushed to where the baby placenta was buried only to discover that it was no longer there.
The police, it was further gathered, extended their search to an uncompleted building behind the suspect’s house that had been overgrown with weeds where the suspects used to carry out the heinous crime.
Shocked by the discovery, an angry mob swooped on the houses, demolished the structures and set the suspect’s property on fire.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident, but said it was not a case of human parts market.