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|Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by comfort3: 5:22am On Feb 15, 2009|
Inside human parts market in Lagos.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
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Jankara market is self- effacing and deceptively ordinary. Located close to Idumagbo area of Lagos Island, the market is just a stretch of an old street.
Ears on the ground
Like other streets and markets, canvassers and touts hang around the place pitching for customers and mugus (gullible people). Though low in reputation,touts are an essential segment of this time – honoured market. Over the years, the place has come to be known as a place where any thing goes. And so, the touts come handy here.
They have their ears on the ground, and therefore know all the goings-on.
Book and wait
A week ago, our reporter posed as a juju priest who was in dire need of human body parts for urgent rituals. After about four hours of waiting and being passed from one “contact” to another, and played around like ping-pong, the reporter got a dealer who “booked” him. The rule here is, if you want a fresh human body part, you book and wait. If your order is for dry parts you get instant delivery.
But you must be an expert in human anatomy to decipher the parts you want from man’s closest animal relations – gorilla, chimpanzee and monkey.
But don’t jump to a hasty conclusion, there are genuine traders and honest businessmen and women at Jankara.They perhaps don’t even know that the place also habour a dark secret. A police post even looks over the place. A signpost calls it Oko Awo Police Post. An office on the counter there stared at our reporter angrily when he asked him if the police know about the wheeling and dealing in human body parts in the area: “What kind of question be this? I beg go, no be for here—o” the police officer retorted angrily.
This expression when translated literally means “seal your lips” in Yoruba. The term is said in whisper and hushed tone — menu…mo .When you say the first syllable, you pause, look around to be sure there’s no third party or curiosity cat eaves dropping. When a deal is struck, you will be taken to some dank shanties and courtyard for your consignment.
The business is all about raw cash. A fresh human head has a street value of N250, 000. Fresh internal organs like heart, lung, kidney, and so on go for 500,000 a piece.
Other vital parts like joystick, vagina and breast costs N50,000 each.Fresh tongue is sold at N100,000.
Sunday Sun learnt when a tongue is “ritualized and jujufied” that it “works well” for traders and people who apply for visa to go abroad “when well prepared, no one go question you for embassy and even your working place”, a dealer whose alias is Baba Ibeji revealed.
Toe and finger, Sunday Sun further learnt are good for travelers and business people. “ The toe is for traveling without falling.
The finger is to make money. Any thing you touch turns to money”, Baba Ibeji said.
Fresh toe and finger goes for N50,000 each.
Even animals considered endangered species are not spared in Jankara. Herbalist beside the area’s butcher shop openly sell a wide range of animals. Imprisoned in wire-mesh cages are live animals like eagles, tortoise, chamellion, alligator and so on. A live eagle goes for N10,000.
Dead and dry one costsN500,000. Live Tortois costN5,000 while ordinary empty one is sold for N2,500.
Live chamelion costs N2,500. Dead and dry one goes for N2,000. The lizard-like creature, Sunday Sun learnt, is in demand by Advance Fee Fraudster —419. “When the thing is worked”, it means the more you look, the less you see, you will never caught,” one of the dealers who declined to give his name said.
The dealers know their terrain and the world they inhabit.They smell and sense danger in the air all the time. They are inclined to do business with you if you mention and have a prove of a regular Juju priest and customer. Even at this, they will still carry out a check on you. There’s no physical search. Under the pretex of “bringing your thing”, they will call your guarrantor and run a check on you. Any discovery of falsehood, they will cancel the deal and melt out of sight, leaving you to wait forever
Where missing people go
Jankara might be the possible place where missing persons in Lagos resurface but reduced to faceless, liveless body parts. As though to corroborate this, the managing director of Lagos State waste Management Authority (LAWMAN), Mr Ola Oresanya told Sunday Sun in an interview that hardly a day passes in the city without street sweepers and refuse collectors picking dismembered corpses and body parts.
“The corpses and body parts may be the handwork of ritualist and hit-and-run drivers”, he said.
Meanwhile Sunday Sun learnt that the morgues in the city are brimming with unclaimed dcorpses.There’s no more land for mass burial. So cremnation is the only option,” the source said.
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by Jakumo(m): 9:09am On Feb 15, 2009|
The[size=18pt] Human Parts Market of Jankara, Lagos, Nigeria[/size].
I chit you not ! Ha hahaha ha ha . Damn, my sides hurt.
Now thisi-here is the REAL sh-bhang y'all, so move over, Rover, because I'm here to talk about the The REAL CHIT. And I ain't talking 'bout none of that wimpy-asz ketchup and Hollywood special-effects movie chit y'all is used to neither, homie, 'cause what Nigeria got is waayy more serious than that. Tell you what, you'll never look at a stack of barbecue spare-ribs the same way again, after you check out this market. ha ha
Kicking off with the first of my many questions, how soon can we expect the Jankara Human Parts Market to put up a web-site highlighting the kidnapping, murder and dismemberment processes that make their organization one of the most renowned and successful in all of Nigeria ? Reflecting over the availability of fresh vaginas for sale in Jankara Market, I can only imagine the sort of jokes that would get told as such sales are transacted. On a more serious note, are the breasts sold singly, or as a pair, and can they be returned to the seller after a trial period, for replacement or upgrade to newer models ?
Naturally, overseas customers looking to get AHEAD of the competition in business and love may wish to order fresh African cranial specimens for their Juju and Santeria rituals, BUT, with Nigeria's reputation for providing no grid electricity to power the deep-freezers that are needed to keep cool heads in the Jankara Cadaver Warehouses, frequent assurances will have to be issued, to the effect that all cold-rooms are powered by multiple redundant back-up generators that are imported, as opposed to being Aba-made or even Indian-made.
The organized exploitation of this vital human resource certainly must be cause for great professional pride among the commodity traders in that ever-popular line of work, which again proves that Nigeria is HEADED in the right direction, and making great HEADWAY in its commitment to the more unconventional, innovative and daring initiatives of trade and commerce.
Let us all Hold our Heads Up High in the Air, and wave 'em about like we just don't care.
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by comfort3: 4:22pm On Feb 15, 2009|
vagina and breast costs N50,000 each,
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by Jakumo(m): 6:07pm On Feb 15, 2009|
While we are on the subject, why can't cannibals eat divorced women ?
Because they are bitter.
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by bawomolo(m): 6:27pm On Feb 15, 2009|
lmao good one
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by OsunAmazon: 8:02pm On Feb 15, 2009|
Who are these human spare part merchants?. Are they so invisible that the police can't arrest them?. How much do they sell human kidneys?
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by Nobody: 10:39pm On Feb 15, 2009|
woah!!!! Nigerian never cease to amaze me!
there is a similar underground body part market in India but it has to do with the demand for human part for transplant (kidney, heart etc)
in due time, i am sure someones is going to pick up on it and make this market the number one place for doctors to get their illegal body part to transplant.
mind you, in India they dont have to kill people for kidneys, people are so poor that they sell them for peanuts.
watch this space,
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by Okijajuju1(m): 11:06pm On Feb 15, 2009|
I love my country jare!!
Man must wac. period. endangered species indeed.
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by courage89(m): 2:30am On Feb 16, 2009|
Do you need one? All you have to do is go to Jankara market and ask.
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by comfort3: 3:39am On Feb 16, 2009|
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by tpia: 4:48am On Feb 16, 2009|
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by Naijex: 11:23am On Feb 16, 2009|
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by Jakumo(m): 12:58pm On Feb 16, 2009|
Two cannibals are having dinner together when the visitor pauses to compliment the host, saying " Your wife makes great soup ! " ,to which his host replies " Yes, but I'll miss her terribly."
On the same theme many of us have no doubt wondered why it is that cannibals rarely eat comedians, and some will have guessed at the answer, which is that comedians taste funny.
Finally, if you ever happen to meet a starving cannibal, give him a helping hand.
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by ifyalways(f): 1:40pm On Feb 16, 2009|
heard abt Jankara the first time i visited lagos.same weird and frightening stories
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by youngies(m): 1:57pm On Feb 16, 2009|
Like give him my scrotum with two eggs for dinner?
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by comfort3: 4:03pm On Feb 16, 2009|
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by MandingoII(m): 9:42pm On Feb 18, 2009|
The Human Parts Market of Jankara, Lagos, Nigeria.
This if funny as hell!
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by blackspade(m): 12:27am On Feb 19, 2009|
Wow, this reminds me of the movie "Hostel" for some reason. Sickness.
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by platinumnk(f): 5:39pm On Apr 21, 2009|
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by apeman3(m): 9:25pm On Mar 19, 2011|
Humans maybe a good thing to us, but it might be a good idea to look at more people to us .What if you had to take a human and there was nothing to eat you had to take life on a person in flesh if it had to be done that way .What would you do in case if you had to find a person and there was no animal to eat in sight to find and you had to do it .tell me what you think ?you neededto hide the person take him or her to a place to end a life .
|Re: Inside Human Parts Market In Lagos. by mekuslogan: 3:04am On Sep 29, 2012|
Yoruba human parts market
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