A restaurant has reportedly been shut down following allegations it was serving its customers human flesh.
According to BBC News Swahili, visitors to the hotel restaurant in Anambra, Nigeria, notified police that there were rumours that human meat was being given to customers.
The BBC reports that when police raided the restaurant, they found to their horror that fresh human heads – still bleeding – were being stored in the back and that some human flesh was being served. In addition, officers found automatic weapons and mobile phones.
‘Every time I went to the market, I observed strange activities going on in the hotel,’ one 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 had recently eaten at the restaurant reportedly told authorities that he had been presented with a bill of 700 Naira – around £2.20 – which is a large amount of money in a country where millions survive on less than 60p a day.
‘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,’ he told the BBC.
‘I did not know I had been served with human meat, and that it was that expensive.’
Police are said to have arrested 10 people in connection with the crimes.