Their problem was compounded when the mob moved to their hideout behind the Ikeja Local Government Secretariat fence and found a cutlass, knife, charms and meat with fat which the mob suspected to be human flesh.
When a detachment of policemen from Area ‘F’ arrived the scene, Abiodun told them, that he was a carpenter but had no money to set up a workshop.
He explained that the meat discovered in their hideout was a cow fat which they eat and not human parts.
After intensive questioning, the policemen were convinced that the suspects were mistaken for human parts eaters and sellers by the mob. They were later released.
Speaking with Multiloaded.com on the incident, a police officer who preferred anonymity advised the public to investigate suspected criminals before taking any action.
But for the timely intervention of the policemen, the officer noted, the suspects would have been set ablaze.