Nigeria Police in Oyo State, Nigeria has arrested a young man identified as Emmanuel Egbu, after he was caught eating human faeces with bread.
Egbu was reportedly caught by other traders on 12 noon on Saturday eating the excreta with bread.
Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the arrest saying that Emmanuel Ogbu was in police custody.
He added that investigations were underway and the police will furnish the public with necessary information.
Speaking to the media, Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi said;
“The DPO told me that some people rescued the man from those who accused him of eating excreta and bread. They said they found some excreta which he packed inside a nylon bag. He was caught and taken to the police station.
“The DPO has taken over the case and the man is already in custody. He has begun an investigation into the case and samples of what was found on him would be sent for laboratory analysis.
“He has taken the man’s statement also, and after the investigation at that level, the case will be sent to the State Criminal Investigation Department at Iyaganku for further investigation. The investigation will reveal if he is involved in money ritual or not.”
Some Nigerians have reacted. Read the reactions below:
- When did it becomes an offence to eat what you want?
- Why do I have to come across this now that am eating beans and bread 😡😡😡😡😡😡
- This is the main reason why Africa will still remain poor, it takes sacrifices to be rich
- My dear, this guy na my customer ooo. E shock me die
- He has the right to eat it. The law is not against it
- So one can’t even eat shit in peace in this country. Anything you do people must talk🤣
- I still don’t get why police will arrest someone for eating shit… na him like em.. its not like he killed or stole the shit🙄🙄🙄… so would those same police arrest anyone beans and bread??
- So NDDC dey steal billions and this useless country is wasting resources on someone recycling faeces 🙄🤦🏾♂️
- Strange,what the actual fuck,eating faeces and bread
- How did they know he was eating faeces? Have they tasted it before? So the man cannot enjoy his peanut with bread abi. Nawa for people.”