Police operatives attached to Gawu Babangida Division in Gurara local government area of Niger State have arrested one Shuaibu Ibrahim who attempted to sell a human eye for N250, 000.
A police report from the Niger State police command said the 35-year-old resident of Safiu village in Toto local government area of Nasarawa State arrested the suspect in the early hours of Thursday (yesterday) following a tip-off from a member of the public.
The eyeball was said to have been removed from a victim of a communal clash between the Igbira and Bassa people in Nasarawa State.
Northern City News gathered that one Ojo, now at large, reportedly gave the eyeball to the suspect to sell in Niger State for N250, 000.
Further checks revealed that the suspect had been involved in the illegal trafficking of human parts across the northern states for over five years.
In an interview with newsmen, Ibrahim confessed that he was the intermediary between Ojo and his customers, who were buyers of human parts.
“My duty is to deliver human parts given to me by Ojo to his clients across the northern states. We make quick money in this business but I cannot tell what the buyers are using the parts for.
“A lot of people are interested in buying human parts but I don’t know what they use them for. My duty is to deliver as and when due to our clients and collect the money.
“I don’t even ask clients what they are using the human eyeballs for, but I guess it must be something serious,” he said.
Spokesman for the Niger State Police command, Mr. Muhammad Abubakar, who confirmed the arrest of the Nasarawa State indigene, said police operatives arrested the suspect after receiving credible information from a member of the public.
He said the suspect would be charged to court after the completion of police investigation.