VIA| restaurant in Nigeria has been shut down by authorities for allegedly serving human flesh.
According to the BBC, suspicious residents told police of rumours that the restaurant was cooking human meat for customers. Police then raided the restaurant, where they discovered fresh human heads that were still bleeding, and shockingly, being served to customers. In addition, officers found automatic weapons and mobile phones.
“Each time I came to market, because the hotel is very close to the market, I always noticed funny movements in and out of the hotel; dirty people with dirty characters always come into the hotel. So, I was not surprised when the police made this discovery in the early hours of yesterday,” a local resident told the Osun Defender.
A local priest was understandably freaked out by having unknowingly eaten the human meat, telling the BBC that he’d had breakfast at the restaurant and was shocked when he got a huge bill of 700 Naira – around £2.20 – which is a huge amount in a country where millions survives on less than 60p a day.
“The attendant noticed my reaction and told me it was the small piece of meat I had eaten that made the bill scale that high. I did not know I had been served with human meat, and that it was that expensive,” he said.
Police are said to have arrested 10 people in connection with the crimes. But that’s going to be of little solace to anybody who has eaten there.