Corruption and Underdevelopment

Police rescue kidnapped Chinese nab alleged human parts trafficker


A Chinese abducted by gunmen on July 3 at a construction site on ShaoOloru Expressway has been rescued by operatives of the Kwara State Police Command.

Public Relations Officer of the Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin while noting that police are still on manhunt for the culprits.

“The pressure mounted on the kidnappers by the rescue teams became so intense that the criminals could no more stand the heat, forcing them to abandon the victim and escape for their lives,” Okasanmi stated.

Meanwhile the rescued Chinese is currently undergoing medical examination to ascertain his state of health before he will be reunited with his family. In another development, security operatives apprehended some suspected human traffickers as they were taking a human skull from Lagos State into Ilorin.

“Upon reception of information, security operatives arrested a 41-year-old man in Ilorin for the crime. “The suspect had earlier received the package from a motor park, when he was searched, a human skull concealed in a carton with his name and phone number inscribed on it was recovered.

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“Preliminary investigation into the matter revealed that the suspect actually procured the human skull, a horse head, a chimpanzee head and other items.

“The other items were recovered in his house and he confessed he intended to use them for money-making rituals,’’ he said.

Okasanmi added that Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo, commended the operatives for a job well-done. He admonished the investigating team to ensure that other accomplices of the kidnap suspect were arrested and prosecuted.

He also urged transport unions in the state to work with law enforcement agents to get rid of crime.

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