Nigerian restaurant serving human meat shut down

Police found human heads, still bleeding in the kitchen.

A Nigerian restaurant has been shut down after it was found to be serving human flesh at a premium price.

The hotel restaurant in Anambra state, south-eastern Nigeria, was raided by police after locals reported rumours about human meat cooked there for customers, reported the BBC’s Swahili service.

Police found two human heads still dipping blood into plastic bags in the kitchen.

A local priest who had breakfast at the restaurant was shocked when the waiter presented a bill of 700 Naira (about $4.50), which is too high for a breakie in the impoverished country, where millions living below the poverty line  earn less than $1 a day.

The waiter explained to him that the high price was due to the piece of meat he just had.

“I did not know I had been served with human meat, and that it was that expensive,” the priest told police.

Police arrested six women and four men, and seized an AK-47 assault rifle, a number of grenades, and several mobile phones.

One resident, working in a nearby market, said, “Every time I went to the market near the hotel, I witnessed 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.

“I am not surprised at the shocking revelation.”