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‘Mad men’ nabbed with human bones, pads, voter cards



Two men have been nabbed with human bones in Delta State.

The men, Yakubu Bala Dagan, 33, and Emmanuel Obughor, 30 had been pretending to be mentally unstable.

Police Commissioner, Hafiz Inuwa, announcing the arrest to newsmen in Asaba, disclosed that the duo were apprehended at their hideout at DSC Expressway, Igbogidi in Udu council.

Inuwa said one Stephen Oyibare, a vigilance leader, reported the matter at a police station.

“That two suspected ritualists pretending to be of unsound mind were accosted under the DSC Expressway Bridge. Upon a search, the suspects were found with suspected human bones,” he said.

Items recovered included nine human bones, 15 used baby pads, a pair of skating shoes and a red-brownish powdered substance wrapped in three black polythene bags.

Others are a sack containing clothing, documents and two voter cards belonging to one of the suspects.

CP Inuwa added that the suspects were coherent in their speech at the time of arrest.

He confirmed that the recovered bones have been sent to a laboratory for analysis.

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