The police in Oyo state, Nigeria have arrested a trader identified as Emmanuel Egbu, for allegedly eating human feces with bread in his shop in the Sango area of Ibadan, the state capital, on Saturday, August 22.
Egbu who trades in cosmetics and Brazilian hair, was said to have been caught eating human feces with bread.
Those who caught him in the weird act were said to have raised the alarm, which attracted a huge crowd.
Eating human excreta is said to be the hallmark of Internet fraudsters, who also combine money rituals with cyber fraud.
The timely intervention of the police prevented residents from lynching him.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed his arrest, said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sango Police Station had begun an investigation into the incident.
He said the faeces reportedly found on the suspect has been sent to the laboratory for examination.
Meanwhile, residents of the area seized the opportunity to loot his shop. Watch the video showing when he was apprehended and some looters looting his shop.