Herbalist arrested with fresh human heart

The Zone 2 police command of Onikan in Lagos has reportedly arrested an 85-year-old herbalist with a fresh human heart in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Samuel Hunsu, herbalist arrested with fresh human heart

According to Laila news, it is alleged that the suspect, Samuel Hunsu is notorious for using human parts for rituals.


The news website reported the Assistant Commissioner of Police, zone 2, AIG Lawal Shehu as having said that Hunsu was arrested around Oko Ireke village in Ifo area of Ogun State.

The police boss is quoted as saying: “During interrogation, he claimed that a thief was killed at Ijoko area of the state by one Abiodun who removed his heart and kept it in his possession.”


Meanwhile, the suspect, Samuel Hunsu told journalists that: “Initially, I was consulted by Abiodun. He wanted me to prepare money charms making for him. When I told him what was required for the ritual, he promised to get them.

“I was surprised when I saw him with fresh human heart. When Abiodun eventually brought the heart, I asked him where he got it. He said that he removed it from a thief that was killed at Ijoko area of Ogun State.

“Immediately he dropped the heart, he left and promised to come back. That was how I took the heart and preserved it with dry gin and chemical under my shrine, pending when the owner will come back.

“I don’t know Abiodun or where he lives. He told me that he came all the way from Kwara State.” 

Prior to his arrest, police said they had received reports of two people having died in the suspect’s shrine.


However, the law enforcement officers said: “When we asked him, he claimed those two people died while receiving treatment. He said that he buried them in his shrine, rather than release them to their families.

The following day, we went with a search warrant. It was during the search of the shrine that we discovered the heart kept in a plastic and buried in the shrine. We understand the heart had been with the herbalist for two weeks, but there was no sign of decomposing.”



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