The Rivers State Police Command has paraded a suspected cannibal and member of a kidnap gang, Roland Peter, for killing, beheading and using the liver and intestines of his victim to prepare pepper soup.
The Punch reports that the suspect was among the kidnappers that abducted, killed and beheaded one Pastor Samuel Okpara from Edoha in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state on August 15, 2017.
While parading the suspect with 22 others at the state police command headquarters in Port Harcourt on Monday, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Ahmed, said that guns used by the gang were also in the suspect’s possession.
He stated that the kidnap gang, including its leader, identified simply as Justus aka High Tension, had been terrorising some parts of the Ahoada East LGA.
He said: “The command, in continuation of its onslaught against kidnapping, arrested one Roland Peter, a member of a notorious gang that kidnapped Pastor Samuel Okpara from the Edoha Ahoada East LGA in Rivers State.
“Pastor Okpara was kidnapped, killed and beheaded. His liver and intestines were used to prepare pepper soup and plantain pottage. The suspect was arrested while preparing the meal for his gang. He is helping the police in their investigation.”
Also arrested was one Mohammed Umar, who had reportedly been parading himself as an official of the Nigerian Air Force, defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.