It took the search party to locate where the remains of Ife was found in the house of the couple who planned to escape but were later caught and handed over to the Police.
According to an eyewitness, he said the odour oozing from the room the couple reside exposed their act.
The suspects, Mr. Kehinde Oladimeji and Adejumoke Raji who are residents of No. 72 MKO Abiola Way, Leme, Abeokuta, were arrested after different human parts such as hands, breasts and other parts were found in their house.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Oyeyemi said the couple claimed to be herbalists and got the human parts from one Michael, who resided in the Adatan area of Abeokuta.
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed that they were herbalists and that the human parts, comprising hands, breasts and others, were given to them by one Michael, whom they claimed resided in the Adatan area of Abeokuta.
Suspected 57-year-old cannibal arrested for selling human parts,
“All efforts to locate the said Michael proved abortive as the suspects could not locate his house.
“It will be recalled that a dismembered body of an unknown person was found in a swamp area in the Leme area of Abeokuta about a week ago; it is not yet clear whether the parts were those of the body or not.”
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
“The CP vowed that anyone, who is directly or indirectly involved in the crime, would be brought to justice to serve as a deterrent to others,” the PPRO added.