A 37-year-old herbalist, Libaq Alabade, has been arrested for allegedly using human parts to do money rituals in Ajuwon community in Ifo, Ogun State.
Following a tip off, some of the human parts recovered from the suspect include a severed leg of a female and male on February 15, 2019.
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.
However, reacting to his arrest, the suspect maintained that he was innocent. 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. .
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. My work is simple; I have medicine for ‘manpower’, that can make a man ‘strong’ for 30 minutes of sex and herbs that make women pregnant.
A lot of them will come and pay heavily. This was how I managed to build so many houses and marry seven wives,” he said.