Police in Niger State have apprehended a 35-year-old man, Shuaibu Ibrahim, for being in possession of a human eyeball.
Ibrahim, who hails from Safiu village in Toto Local Government of Nasarawa State, told the police the eyeball was to be sold for N250,000.
According to police report, the suspect was arrested in the early hours of yesterday by police detectives attached to Gawu-Babangida Division in Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State, while on routine patrol. It was learnt that the eyeball was removed from a victim during a communal clash between Igbira and Bassa people in Nasarawa State.
It was also learnt that one of Ibrahim’s accomplices, identified simply as Ojo, now at large, gave the eyeball to the suspect to sell in Niger State for N250,000 before he met his waterloo.
Investigation showed that the suspect had been trafficking human parts to other states in the North to make quick money.
Responding to questions, the suspect said that he was the intermediary be-tween Ojo and the buyers of human parts, a business he had been doing for over five years. He said: “My duty is to deliver human parts given to me by Ojo to his clients across the northern states.