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Saturday, 19 March 2016

SATURDAY DIGEST: World's Most Infamous Murders 'Cannibal of Oshodi'

Good Afternoon lovelies, So sorry for bringing today's edition of SATURDAY DIGEST a little behind schedule. Today the 'Cannibal of Oshodi' joins our growing list of World's Most Infamous Murders at number 9.

Once upon a time in the city of Lagos, there lived a ruthless murderer who feigned madness to capture and gruesomely kill his victims under the bridge at Toyota Bus Stop along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. His name is Clifford Orji but i refer to him as the 'CANNIBAL OF OSHODI.'

Clifford's mode of operation is to act like someone who's mad and when it's late he hacked unsuspecting citizens who strayed into his dark corner under the bridge to death. He allegedly killed over 50 people in the late 90's.

After hacking his victims to death, the Cannibal of Oshodi, will drag them into his shanty built with tires and scrap metals and there he will dis-member their bodies, roast them, eat some and allegedly sell human parts to ritualist who patronize him on a regular basis.

Clifford was arrested by the Nigerian Police in February 1999, after a pregnant victim managed to escape from the serial murderer. Items found on him at the time of his arrest was a cheque for the sum of N88,000, a cell phone, women underwear and fresh and roast human flesh and bones. 

His arrest was widely celebrated and was a trending headline in most African media houses then.

The Courts and Judiciary system in most African states known for prosecuting cases at a snail pace, resulted in the case not being followed diligently, though Clifford Orji was remanded in Prison at the time but no serious investigation or further arrest were made. After spending 13 years in prison without trial Mr. Orji died in his sleep on August 17, 2012. He was 46 years old when he died.

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