A Nigerian restaurant has been shut down this weekend after allegedly serving cooked human flesh and serving it to customers.
The police raid on the outlet, in the south-eastern province of Anambra came after locals tipped off authorities after suspecting something amiss was taking place inside the kitchen.
According to a report via the BBC Swahili the raid revealed human heads which were still dripping with blood inside plastic bags.
The tip off came after a local priest ate at the restaurant and became alarmed by the price of the meals at the outlet.
Presented with a bill of 700 Naira around $3.50 USD when the daily wage for tens of million of Nigerians is approximately a dollar a day the priest questioned the cost of his meal.
Told the priest via the osundefender: ‘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.’
Police also found a cache of weapons including grenades in connection to the raid.
Subsequent to the raid, authorities arrested ten individuals, including the owner.
Reflected one local resident: ‘I am not surprised at the shocking revelation… 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.’
At present it is not understood who or where the humans who were served necessarily came from and how they came to arrive as food for consumption….
Since the reporting of the story some outlets, including eater have come to question the legitimacy of the story, with some disputing it to be a story at least one to two years old whilst others have questioned the source outright let alone its legitimacy.
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