LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three suspects in connection with the alleged killing and organ harvest of a man simply identified as Progress in Ogbaraye community, in the State.
This is following the arrest of three persons, including two pastors, by a vigilante group codename OSPAC in Port Harcourt over the death of a 24-year-old physically challenged man.
In the latest incident, a resident, who gave his name simply as Otuks, told Punch Metro that Progress, an okada rider who hails from the Aminigboko community, was conveying some goods from Abua Central (Abua LGA) when the incident happened.
He said an unidentified man suspected to be a ritual killer had contracted a group of five young men to bring some human parts with a mouth-watering offer in return.
“They are drug boys. So, a suspected ritualist went to arrange with them to get a tongue and a heart. And from what I heard, the man promised them over N2m.
“So, the man they killed was an okada rider. He was rushing to drop somebody’s luggage from Central Abua to Amingboko around 11 p.m.,” Otuks disclosed.
Otuks added, “This incident happened along the Emebu/Obrean boundary. So, they killed the man and cut off some of his parts. It happened on Friday night. After committing the crime, they fled, but three of the suspects were later arrested.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident, adding that “They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.”