By Ajuma Edwina Ameh
For allegedly killing his friend and selling off his vital organs to a man, who claims to be a pastor, a 34-year-old man, Okpegboro Avwerosuo, is currently cooling his heels at the cells of the Bayelsa State Police Command.
Avwerosuo, who hails from Ughelli North, Delta State, was reported to have sold the vital organs from the dismembered body to a “pastor” in Port Harcourt for ritual purposes. Persecondnews gathered that the suspect had invited the deceased to Sagbama town in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State to join the motorcycle transport business which, according to him, is flourishing.
He reportedly convinced him that the location of of Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro College of Education (IJBCOE) in the area makes the business lucrative. According to a neighbour, the deceased had barely stayed for more than two weeks when Avwerosuo hit his head with a pestle in the middle of the night and killed him. After killing him, the suspect dismembered the body, preserved the vital organs and put the other parts in separate sacks which he disposed of in the early hours of the following day.
“While he was disposing of the sacks, another neighbour who saw him and suspected his movements confronted him later in the afternoon about the whereabouts of his roommate.
“The suspect claimed that the deceased has travelled back to Delta State for an urgent business. Not satisfied with his response, the neighbour forced his way into the room and saw bloodstains everywhere.
” The neighbour held him down and alerted the local vigilante which eventually called the police to arrest the suspect “Upon interrogation, before he was handed over to the police, the suspect confessed that he had sold the vital organs of his friend to a pastor in Port Harcourt, who is currently at large for ritual purposes,” the neighbour narrated.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, said Avwerosuo, 34, the Human parts seller is being detained at the State Criminal and Investigations Department for further investigation.