I always put the severed arm in the fridge! Yum. Few bags of blood, an arm... Weekend is covered.
Maybe the Voce della Morte could be an item Akeem would be interested in? Only because there are already one or two quests in the game where you can choose who to help with one goal or item. The Pisha quest can get a teensy bit stale, especially since the occult items are easier to get in different places. I already had the Key of Alamut, for example.