Charles Nwoke, Ibadan, Nigeria
November 21, 2020
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Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects allegedly linked with the roasting and eating of the police officer’s flesh burnt in Ibadan during the EndSARS protest.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Public Relations Officer Oyo State Police Command, confirmed the arrest of the suspects on Saturday in Ibadan.
The suspects, a 34-year-old expectant mother, and a 43-year-old man have been transferred to the Force Intelligence Bureau at the Force Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation, he stated.
The 34-year-old woman was said to have eaten some body parts of one of the police victims, an allegation which she denied as she said while it was true that she was at the scene, she was only given the body parts to keep by the second suspect, the 43-year-old man.
The 43-year-old suspect did not also deny being at the scene of the incident with other hoodlums but said it was the woman who voluntarily took the body parts and only asked him for a towel or handkerchief to use and wrap them.
The roasted police officers were deployed to help control the EndSARS protest of October 22, which was hijacked by roughnecks, when they met their untimely deaths.