The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested three men for allegedly being in possession of fresh human parts.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command in the state, SP Kennedy Idirisu, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lafia.
Idirisu said the suspects were arrested by the Nigerian Army on special duty on Friday and handed over to the police.
According to him, the suspects on Nov 1 exhumed a freshly buried corpse from a cemetery at Mararaban-Akunza, chopped off the arm and re-buried it.
He stated that residents of the area got information on the incident and were about lynching the suspects when the soldiers intervened, rescued them and handed them over to the police.
Idirisu said that one of the suspects sustained serious injury from the beating by the mob and was hospitalised at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia.
He added that investigation had begun to ascertain the motive of the suspects.