A 29-year-old man identified as Emeka Egbuaba, has been arrested by the Imo state police command for allegedly killing his friend, Sixtus Ezebudo, harvesting and selling his vital organs to ritualists.
The suspect allegedly cut off the victim’s lungs, heart, and private part, abandoned his corpse at the scene and escaped to Lagos State with the harvested body parts to sell.
Parading the suspect before newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Henry Okoye, said the suspect is an indigene of Ihitte–Owerre community in Orlu council area of Imo
“Intelligence led investigation and sustained follow-up to a case that was initially reported as a Missing Person led to the arrest of the 29-year-old male, Emeka Egbuaba by Operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit in his criminal hideout in Lagos State.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed that On 10/05/2023 at about 1630hrs, he lured the said victim to an uncompleted building in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, killed him, and thereafter harvested his vital body organs like his lungs, heart, and private part, abandoned his corpse at the scene and escaped to Lagos State with the harvested body parts to sell for ritual purpose. The remains of the already decomposed body have since been recovered. We intend to carry out further DNA confirmatory tests on it. The suspect is here to interact with you. This is not a crime of passion but a clear deliberate and premeditated murder. The case will be charged to court upon completion of a diligent investigation.” he said
When interrogated by newsmen, the suspect admitted to harvesting the vital organs of his friend which includes the liver, Heart and penis and selling them for N1.5 million .