One of the suspects claimed that they found a dead body and decided to sever the head from the body in a bid to get some cool cash.
Three unnamed suspects have been paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger State, for possession of a human head.
This was confirmed to news reporters by the state commandant, Mr Philip Ayuba, who said they were arrested at Mokwa Local Government.
Ayuba said, “I invited you here to see three suspects that we arrested on the ground of possession of a human head.”
“After we arrested them, they confessed to us that they own the human head.”
He also revealed that the suspects were arrested through an undercover mission, where one of the officers at the corps pretended to be a buyer of the head.
“Our personnel pretended to be bargaining with them on how much to pay before they were arrested,’’
Revealing how they were arrested, one of the suspects explained that he had been looking for a buyer for five months before meeting with someone who led him to the NSCDC operative.
“I looked for a buyer for five months. So when I approached one Isah to buy the head he agreed and said that he has a buyer in Mokwa.
“When the buyer came we started negotiating the price with him and it was in that process that we were arrested,’’
Another suspect said the human head was found during a hunting expedition.
They had severed it from a dead body with the hope that they would get some money through its sale.
“Two of us decided in the bush that we will sell the head to scientists and make money,’’
Ayuba revealed to reporters that the men will be handed over to the state police for further investigations.