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Police shut down market selling human body parts for religious rituals

By Mason White 7:34 AM July 2, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
Police shut down a market that sold human body parts for religious rituals this week, police in Nigeria said.

Kwara State Police said that they have discovered the criminal hideout of human parts dealers thanks to a tip by a concerned citizen.

The hideout was discovered in an unfinished building along Airport Road, in Ilorin. The building is owned by a 85-year-old woman.

When police arrived at the hideout they found a headless body, human feet and clothes allegedly used to strangle their victims. Police believe that the place was used as a marketplace where people who are involved in ritual activities, bought human parts.

So far, no arrest has been made in connection with the discovery. The 85-year-old owner of the building is being questioned.