The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one Emmanuel Egbu, for allegedly eating human excreta with bread.
It was gathered that Egbu, trader, runs a shop at the Sango area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He was caught around 8 a.m. on Saturday.
The arrest stirred traffic snarl as many people thronged the place to have a glimpse of the bizarre situation.
Egbu, also known as Prince has a cosmetics shop where he sells Brazilian hair.
He was said to have been caught eating human excreta and bread. Those who caught him with the weird food combination were said to have raised the alarm, which attracted a huge crowd.
He was however rescued to avoid being lynched.
Confirming the arrest, Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, “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 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. Investigation will reveal if he is involved in money ritual or not.”