A middle age man has been arrested by the police in Benin for being in possession of human body parts.
Also found on the man, who was arrested at the extreme axis of upper Sokponba Road of Benin, were a gun and N4 million cash.
According to the people, who reside around the area, the man had live in a make shift shack for close to two years pretending to be a ‘madman’.
One of the landlords in the area, Pa. Onaiwu said some times the man behaved funny, especially when it is getting dark.
“This man sometimes behaves funny. In the afternoons, you see him bathing naked, behaving like a real madman.
“What really disturbed us are the constant dead bodies we used to find around almost the same area.
“And more seriously was that, these dead bodies, if it was a woman, their heads, breasts and private parts would have been removed; same to men.
“The last person, he killed, was a woman. No one will ever believe that the man is not a madman, the way he behaves; meanwhile unknowingly he was responsible for all killings in that area.”
When contacted on phone, the Edo State police public relations officer, DSP Moses Eguavoen said although he had not been briefed, “I have heard it like rumour, but I believe it is being handled by the State Security Services (DSS).”