POLICE have dismissed claims of cannibalism alleged to have taken place and practiced by a man in East Kwaio, labeling it as misleading and falsified information.
Reports reaching this paper alleged that man from East Kwaio has been involved in the gruesome act of cannibalism the past few weeks.
The reports claimed that the man usually kills his victims (mostly his own family members), cooked their flesh and sometimes even bring it over to Auki in bamboos and sell them at the market, claiming it to be baked pork meat.
The reports also have it that the man’s younger son had reported the matter to police, accusing his own father of killing his other siblings for quite sometimes now and then cooking their flesh to sell for school fees.
Police however rubbished the reports, denying any knowledge of it, adding that such falsified information should not be spread throughout the township and even in throughout the province as it would stir up all sorts of negativity amongst people.
“We have no knowledge of this. We also do not have any reports of such claims.
“Such rumors if spread by the public should be stopped as it will only spark and stir up more problems for those whose region, tribes or names are involved in it,” police said.
Police appealed to the public to stop the spread of rumors, adding that anyone with factual accounts of any incidents of such must contact police immediately instead of spreading misleading and false rumors.
By William Ekotani