The Oyo State Police Command has arrested suspects allegedly linked with the roasting and eating of the flesh of police officers burnt in Ibadan during the End SARS protest.
Police Spokesman at the Oyo State Command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the suspects, a 34-year-old expectant mother, Oluwakemi Ashabi Adeyemo, and a 43-year-old man, Saheed Olalekan Oyebade, have been transferred to the Force Intelligence Bureau at the Force Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation.
HiTNG recalled that two policemen, Ajibola Adegoke and Rotimi Oladele, were killed and set ablaze while going on special duty to a fish depot at New Gbagi area with Inspector Osho Ojo, on Thursday, October 22, 2020 during the #EndSARS protests.
Some of the protesters allegedly ate the policemen’s body parts in mockery and derision, as shown in viral videos, while others cut parts of the bodies, including heads, liver, arms and feet and went away with them wrapped in handkerchiefs and nylon bags.
Ashabi was discovered to have taken the scrotum and penis of one of the policemen. She was arrested on Tuesday, November 3, as her face appeared in the viral video recorded at the scene.
However, she said she was given the penis and scrotum by Saheed who in-turn said that Ashabi was the one who took the body parts herself and only asked him for a towel handkerchief to wrap them in.