Severed heads found at a restaurant serving human flesh to diners
Severed human heads were discovered in the kitchen at a hotel restaurant which served human flesh to diners.Police who raided the restaurant found the heads, still dripping with blood, stuffed inside plastic bags on a kitchen counter.
Officers had been tipped off that something gruesome might be going on at the eatery, which is located inside a hotel, by customers who were suspicious of the high prices it was charging.
A local priest who ate at the restaurant, in south-eastern Nigeria, said he was initially alarmed by the extortionate bill he was handed at the end of his meal.
He was charged 700 Naira - around £2.20 - for the food at a time when the daily wage for tens of millions of Nigerians is just 60p.
In an interview for BBC Swahili he said: "The attendant noticed my reaction and told me it was the small piece of meat I had eaten that made the bill that high.
"I did not know I had been served with human meat, and that it was that expensive."
A local resident added: "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."
Alongside the grisly human remains, police also found a terrifying arsenal of weapons including grenades stashed inside the restaurant.
They have arrested ten people in connection with the crimes. express