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Police arrest son, father over alleged possession of human parts

Two human legs and arms were found in the house of Olaolu Falowo, 26, while a human skull was found in a sack in his father’s house.

• September 6, 2022
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The Police in Ondo State have arrested 26-year-old Olaolu Falowo for allegedly being in possession of human parts.

Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, disclosed this while parading nine other suspects before reporters on Tuesday in Akure.

Ms Odunlami said that the suspect, a resident of Kuseru Village in Odigbo local government area of Ondo, had been in police custody over a case of alleged car theft.

She said that while in custody, a resident reported to the police that an offensive smell was oozing out from Mr Falowo’s room.

“Precisely on Aug. 31, the Kajola Police Division got a report that an offensive odour was oozing out from Falowo’s room.

“After a police search of his house, they found two human legs and arms. We also found a human skull in a sack in his father’s house,” she said.

The police spokesperson said that upon interrogation, Mr Falowo said that the human parts were that of a mad man whom he found sick in the forest.

Ms Odunlami said that Mr Falowo told the police that he killed the mad man and took his parts in order to reduce his pains and suffering.

She said that contrary to the suspect’s claim, a family member of the deceased told the police that he was a farmer, and was not sick.

The spokesperson said that Mr Falowo and his father, who were currently in detention, would be charged to court after completion of investigation.


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