The Abia State Police Command detectives have arrested a 28-year old man, who claimed to be a native doctor, for allegedly being in possession of some human parts.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Leye Oyebade, told newsmen in Umuahia on Tuesday that the suspect was arrested for “unlawful possession” of a human skull and bone.
Oyebade said that the suspect was arrested in his home in Olokoro, in Umuahia South Local Government Area of the state, following a tip-off from members of the public on Sunday.
He said that the man could not give cogent account of how he acquired the items, when he was interrogated by the police.
Oyebade alleged that the skull and bone were suspected to be those of a murdered victim.
The suspect, however, denied the allegation, saying that the items were handed over to him by his late uncle, who was also a native doctor.
“It was my people that reported me to the police because I use the skull and bone to perform magic.
“Anytime I touch somebody, his manhood will disappear once I have the items on me,” he said.
The suspect, who also claimed to be a mason, said that the police “succeeded in arresting me because the charm travelled when they raided my house”.
He described his arrest by the police as “unlawful” and demanded that he should be released and allowed “to go home in peace”.
According to him, there is no law that allows the police to arrest native doctors.