Teenagers Selling Human Skull In Akwa Ibom Arrested (Photo)

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UYO— Luck ran out of four
young men said to be trading in
human parts as they were,
yesterday, arrested by
operatives of Criminal Investigation Department, CID, of
Akwa Ibom State Police
Command, when the suspects
went looking for a buyer of a
human skull in their possession.
The suspects are Emmanuel Edet Ikot, 17, from Edeabasi, Oron;
Ubong Udong, 18; Bright Effiong
Okon, 19 and Okon Ita, 20, from
Orukim.
The alleged leader of the group,
Emmanuel Edet, denied the accusation, saying he only
stumbled on a human skull
while working at an
uncompleted building for a man
(names withheld) in Oron.
The Akwa Ibom State Police Public Relations Officer, Delia
Nwawe, who spoke on behalf of
the Commissioner, Mr. Murtala
Mani, said the suspects were
arrested by officers of the CID of
the command in Mbo Local Government Area on receiving
an alert from vigilant youths in
the area.
He said with the arrests effected,
the suspects would be charged
to court for the law to take its course.
Speaking with Vanguard, leader
of the gang, Mr. Emmanuel Edet,
said: “I was paid to cut grass and
clean up an uncompleted
building by one man in Oron. “As I was clearing the place, I
stumbled on a human skull. I
then rushed to inform my friends
of what I found and in the
company of those my friends,
we went to pick the human skull.
“After picking it, we decided to
sell it, but we did not know of
any possible buyer. So, it was
suggested by one of us that we
take it to a native doctor in Mbo. The four of us went together but
on our way, we were held by the
youth leader of Mbo.
“After the skull was found on
me, he called the police to arrest
us. That is why we are here. I have not sold human parts
before.”