Gazali Akewadola and his two assistants after his arrest. (YNaija)
A self-proclaimed Islamic cleric and native doctor has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for selling human parts.
60-year-old Gazali Akewadola, was said to have killed innocent people and used their parts to perform rituals.
Police sources claim they arrested Akewadola after five suspects who were initially detained had revealed his location in their confessional statements.
Akewadola from Owode Yewa, Ogun State has since made confessions of his own following his arrest by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad defending his act as a means to cater for his eight children. He also reportedly disclosed that he began making money buying heads at the cost of N3,000 but the price went up to N8,000 so he decided to start buying human beings and then dismembering the corpses which he would use for various purposes.
He also confessed to eating some of the parts while the other parts were used in making charms for his customers with a full live human being cost between N30, 000 and N40, 000.
“I am an Islamic teacher and a cleric and I own an Islamic school in Owode, Yewa. I am also married with eight lovely children.
“I am also a native doctor. I cure people of ailments and help those who want to become rich quick. I use human parts to prepare charms and concoctions for them.”
Imam Akewadola says any body part, when eaten with wine or beer, is sweet and has healing powers.
The Nation reported:
“It is cheaper to buy a living human being. You get a lot of costly parts from it and it is more powerful because the efficacy of the charm or concoction you prepare with life parts cannot be compared with the ones you prepare with dead ones,” the scholar said remorselessly.
He further confessed: “For instance, the full human being will give you blood when you kill him; the same body will give you hairs from private parts, head and some beards or mustache. You can also cut out private parts. Each part of human being is useful. Even the meat, intestines, liver, heart, eyes, lips and tongues can be used for pepper soup. If you buy a full human being for N30, 000 or N40, 000 and cut it, you can end up getting N100, 000 or more because you get more than ten parts that can yield good money.”
Akewadola added that any human part, when eaten with wine or beer, is sweet and has healing powers.