The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State, has arrested one 85-year-old herbalist, Samuel Hunsu, in possession of fresh human heart.
The suspect was arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun State and the police alleged the old man is an expert in using human parts for money making rituals.
Hunsu, on the other hand, claimed that the hearts were given to him by one Abiodun, who had earlier reached out to him for money ritual.
His words: “Initially, I was consulted by Abiodun. He wanted me to prepare money charms making for him. When I told him what was required for the ritual, he promised to get them. I was surprised when I saw him with fresh human heart. When Abiodun eventually brought the heart, I asked him where he got it. He said that he removed it from a thief that was killed at Ijoko area of Ogun State.
Immediately he dropped the heart, he left and promised to come back. That was how I took the heart and preserved it with dry gin and chemical under my shrine, pending when the owner will come back. I don’t know Abiodun or where he lives. He told me that he came all the way from Kwara State.”
According to police, two people were reported to have died in the herbalist’s shrine.
“When we asked him, he claimed those two people died while receiving treatment. He said that he buried them in his shrine, rather than release them to their families. The following day, we went with a search warrant. It was during the search of the shrine that we discovered the heart kept in a plastic and buried in the shrine. We understand the heart had been with the herbalist for two weeks, but there was no sign of decomposing.” a police source added.