Stories of ritual killings or sale of human body parts for diabolic ritual purposes never ceases to shock when heard.
54 year old human ritual dealer Sukuratu Salami was arrested with her “collegues” by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Sango Ota when they were caught with human body parts. In a bid to portray her innocence Salami confessed that her supply of human parts such as dried skulls and bones, fresh heads, etc to her customers is for curative medicinal purposes and does not involve killing people.
“A herbalist approached me last year and demanded for human parts. When he told me how much they buy the parts, I was tempted. I approached one Tantoloun, who works in a grave yard. He sold a skull for N10,000 and I sold it in return for N20,000. Greed made me to continue until I was arrested. “I buy pieces of bones for N2,000, liver and intestines for N1,000 each and resell for N5,000 or more depending on the buyer’s bargaining power. I am not a killer. I have never killed anyone. I only request for decomposed human parts. I needed the money to feed my three children of ages 30, 27 and 23 respectively.” “Those who patronize me are herbalists and trado-medical practitioners. The parts are used to prepare concoction for sick children. So far, I have only sold 10 human skulls.” -Sukuratu
Lagos Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko said the command acted sequel to a tip-off on the activities of some groups who deal in human parts in Joju, adding: “I directed the Officer in Charge of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Abba Kyari, a Superintendent of Police (SP) to go after them.
He said: “On April 12, a SARS detective posed as a prospective buyer of human head and negotiated to buy one for N120,000. Immediately after the operative gained access to the seller, one Sukuratu Salami and confirmed the existence of human parts in her house, Kyari led SARS Decoy Team to storm the house and arrested Salami.” “Thereafter, Abimbola Tantoloun, a cemetery guard; Waheed Ibrahim, grave digger and Mohammed Yusuf, a major buyer of human heads, were arrested.