The Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan has arrested a trader identified as Emmanuel Egbu, for an allegation of eating human excreta with bread.
We gathered from onlookers that Egbu, who has a shop at the Sango area of Ibadan, was caught by some persons around 12 noon on Saturday.
Eating human excreta is said to be an identified activity of the Internet fraudsters, who also combine money rituals with cyber fraud and this attracted so many people to the place to have a glimpse of the weird incident.
Egbu, has a flourishing cosmetics shop where he sells Brazilian hair among other products, was said to have been caught eating human excreta and bread. Those who caught him with the bizarre food combination were said to have raised the alarm, which attracted a huge crowd.
The trader, who is said to have bought a house and rebuilt it around the same area, was however rescued before he could be mobbed. He was taken to the Sango Police Station for investigation..
Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, Police PRO in Oyo State, when contacted told our correspondent that Egbu was in police custody.
Investigation into the incident has started according to Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sango Police Station
The PPRO stated, “The DPO told me that some people rescued the man from those who accused him of eating excreta and bread. They said they found some excreta which he packed inside a nylon bag. He was caught and taken to the police station.
“The DPO has taken over the case and the man is already in custody. He has begun an investigation into the case and samples of what was found on him would be sent for laboratory analysis.
“The man’s statement has taken also, and after the investigation at that level, the case will be sent to the State Criminal Investigation Department at Iyaganku for further investigation. The investigation will reveal if he is involved in money ritual or not.”