Clifford Orji dies in prison after 13years without trial
Clifford Orji was arrested in February 1999 by the
police under the bridge at Toyota Bus Stop along the
Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos after passers-by
noticed his strange activities under the bridge. 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 roasted human flesh and bones.
He had roasted one of his victims at the time and eaten
part of her flesh. The police believed Clifford was mad
at the time he was arrested but there was a theory
back then that his madness was fake; that ritualists
put him under that bridge to act like he was mad, find
victims, kill them and sell their body parts to them. Thus
the cheque that was found on him. His arrest in 1999
was widely celebrated in the media.
After 13 years in prison, Clifford Orji died on Friday
August 17th in his sleep. He was 46 years old.