The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger state on Saturday morning paraded three suspects who were caught with a human head.
Speaking on the matter, the Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Mr Philip Ayuba, disclosed that the suspects were apprehended on Thursday in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.
He said: “I invited you here to see three suspects that we arrested on the ground of possession of a human head.
“After we arrested them, they confessed to us that they own the human head.’’
“Our personnel pretended to be bargaining with them on how much to pay before they were arrested.’’
Ayuba also stressed that the suspects had made confessional statements in writing, adding that they would be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
According to the number one suspect, his brother had invited him to his house to see the human head and assist in getting a buyer.
His words: “I looked for a buyer for five months. So when I approached one Isah to buy the head he agreed and said that he has a buyer in Mokwa.
“When the buyer came we started negotiating the price with him and it was in that process that we were arrested.’’
Another suspect claimed that the head belonged to a decomposing female corpse which was found during a hunting expedition.
He said that he and another accomplice decided to cut off the head and sell it to make money.
“Two of us decided in the bush that we will sell the head to scientists and make money,’’ he said.