37-year-old herbalist, Libaq Alabade, pictured above has has been arrested in Ogun state after humanparts were found on him.
Alabade was arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT). Human parts which include a severed human leg, was found on him.
A tipoff from residents of the Ajuwon community in Ifo, Ogun state, led to his arrest. The residents alerted the police over suspicion that Alabade uses human parts for his rituals.
Photos: Herbalist arrested with human parts in Ogun
A raid on Aladade’s house led to the recovery of human parts, including the severed legs of a female and male said to have been used for money rituals.
Further findings revealed that Alabade owns many houses in the community, some of which are littered with shallow graves, from where he allegedly exhumes corpses to extract preferred human parts for ritual purposes.
When interrogated, Aladade denied using human parts for his ritual works. He said
“This is a total set up by my known enemy, a fellow herbalist, named Segun. He had once told me that he would deal with me for exposing him to the police. I was doing security work as an OPC member. I used to help police to identify some of these dangerous elements in our society. Even in our association meetings, I used to emphasise these problems.
“Segun told me that he would show me for helping the police to arrest him. Yes, I used to inform the police of their atrocities because I cherish a decent society and I have value for human lives. He just set me up. I was arrested for killing people for rituals. I have not killed anybody. We have two graves in my compound. I have seven wives. Three died. I have five children.
“My work is simple; I have medicine for ‘manpower’, that can make a man ‘strong’ for 30 minutes of sex. One goes for N2,000 – N2,500. Let me advise the police. To reduce using human parts for rituals in Ogun State, they(police) should kill any suspect found with human parts after investigation had proved that the suspect really committed the offence or has the intention to commit.
“It is true that people are wickedly murdered for money rituals but I do not do it. I was set up by my follow herbalist because I reported him to the police.”
Sources within the police revealed that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.