The Independent reports that a hotel restaurant in Anambra, Nigeria, has been shut down for, um, health code violations including SERVING HUMAN FLESH with two HUMAN HEADS WRAPPED IN CELLOPHANE found on the premises.
Human flesh was apparently being sold as an expensive treat at the restaurant, with authorities saying that roasted human head was even on the menu.
"I went to the hotel early this year, after eating, I was told that a lump of meat was being sold at N700, I was surprised," a pastor who had visited the eatery said.
"So I did not know it was human meat that I ate at such expensive price."
Eleven people were arrested and a bunch of guns and ammo was confiscated. Also, "so many cell phones."
The consensus around the office is that this is probably, horribly, real. The pastor above, who seems to be hanging out at unsavory places for a man of the cloth, went on to say:
"What is this country turning into? Can you imagine people selling human flesh as meat... Seriously, I’m beginning to fear people in this part of the world."
[Have you read this New Yorker story about Lagos? I'm surprised to find it's from 2006—I remember it vividly, still.]
Um, thanks, Meinert.