Rivers: Three arrested for killing, harvesting organ of disabled man

Three persons allegedly linked to killing and organ harvesting have been arrested in Rivers state, the police have said.

According to the police in the oil rich southern state, the incident happened in Ogbaraye community, Abua/Odual Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects were said to have killed the victim, a physically challenged person identified as Progress, and harvested his organ.

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Progress, an okada rider, who hailed from the Aminigboko community, was conveying some goods from Abua Central (Abua LGA), when the incident happened, a local who identified himself as Otuk told newsmen.

He said an unidentified man suspected to be a ritual killer had contracted a group of five young men to bring some human parts with a mouth-watering offer in return.

“They are drug boys. So, a suspected ritualist went to arrange with them to get a tongue and a heart. And from what I heard, the man promised them over N2m.

“So, the man they killed was an okada rider. He was rushing to drop somebody’s luggage from Central Abua to Amingboko around 11pm.” Punch quoted him as saying.

Otuks added, “This incident happened along the Emebu/Obrean boundary. So, they killed the man, and cut off some of his parts. It happened on Friday night. After committing the crime, they fled, but three of the suspects were later arrested.

The spokesperson for the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident and the arrest of the suspects on Sunday evening.

She stated, “Yes, I can confirm the incident. The three suspects who perpetrated that act have been arrested. They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.”

This latest incident is happening barely two weeks after three persons, including two pastors, were arrested by a vigilante group codename OSPAC in Port Harcourt over the death of a 24-year-old physically challenged man.

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