A restaurant in Anambra State, Nigeria has been shut down after it was discovered that it was serving human meat to its customers.
According to BBC News Swahili, locals and customers alerted authorities to go check out the restaurant because they have been observing some suspicious activity going on there. On raiding the place, cops discovered fresh human heads dripping blood packed away in plastic bags at the back.
In addition, cops found automatic firearms and a mobile phone.
‘Every time I went to the market, I observed strange activities going on in the hotel,’ a local resident told the BBC. ‘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.’
A priest who recently ate at the restaurant also told authorities about how he was charged 700 Naira ($5) – an expensive sum considering the local living standard – and that the waiter told him that the high price was due to ‘the small piece of meat I had eaten.’
‘I did not know I had been served with human meat, and that it was that expensive,’ he told BBC.
Around 10 people have been arrested in connection to the shocking discovery.