Nigerian restaurant nabbed for selling human meat to residents


A restaurant in Anambra, Nigeria has been closed down after its activities of selling human meat came to the knowledge of local leaders, says BBC. Police were informed about the restaurant’s activities by local leaders and residents, where they rushed to the scene and were shocked to see two human heads; still fresh, oozing blood.

The blood was being tapped into a polythene bag, perhaps going to be served as a different delicacy. The police arrested six women and four men in connection with the crime. At the time of arrest, they managed to recover an AK-47 rifle, other weapons including sets of grenade, and several mobile phones.

“Every time I went to the market, I observed strange activities going on in the hotel. People who were never cleanly dressed and who looked a bit strange made their way in and out of the hotel, making me very suspicious of their activities. I am not surprised at the shocking revelation, “said one of the residents.

A local priest was taken aback by the revelations and couldn’t come into terms with having consumed human flesh. He reported to the police how he unknowingly ate human meat. “I had gone to the restaurant early in the morning for breakfast. I finished my meal and was served with the bill, only to be shocked by the naira 700 (Sh380) charged.

The attendant noticed my reaction and told me it was the small piece of meat I had eaten that made the bill scale that high. I did not know I had been served with human meat, and that it was that expensive,” he said. For a long time reports have been going round in Nigeria that human meat is being sold alongside other meals at food joints, but this is the first time a restaurant is heard specializing in selling human meat only.