Officers of the Oyo State Police Command have arrested a trader identified as Emmanuel Egbu, for allegedly eating human excreta with bread.
According to a report by the Punch, the trader was apprehended on Saturday by some people after they saw him in shop in the Sango area of the state, performing the abominable act.
This caused traffic snarl as many people thronged the place to have a glimpse of the bizarre situation.
Eating human excreta is said to be the hallmark of Internet fraudsters, who also combine money rituals with cyber fraud.
Egbu, who has a thriving cosmetics shop where he sells Brazilian hair, 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.
The trader, who is said to have bought a house and rebuilt it around the same area, was however rescued before he could be lynched. He was taken to the Sango Police Station.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, when contacted confirmed that Egbu was in police custody.
He said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sango Police Station had begun investigation into the incident.