BAUCHI, Nigeria – The State Police Command have arrested a 22-year-old man, one Musa Hamza for alleged gruesome killing of a teenager in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state for money making ritual.
The suspect, according to the state police command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, lured the victim, one Adamu Ibrahim, to the outskirt of their village, where he allegedly killed the deceased, beheaded him and removed his two eyes for rituals to get rich.
Wakil informed in a statement that the suspect burnt the remains of his victim and buried them separately in shallow graves in the bush.
“On the 21/12/2020 at about 0930hrs, detectives of Alkaleri Divisional Police Headquarters arrested one Musa Hamza 22yrs of Unguwar Wake village, Alkaleri L.G.A, who lured one Adamu Ibrahim 17yrs of same address, into the outskirt of the village forest and killed him with a stick, beheaded him and forcefully gouge out the two eyes, burnt the body/head and buried them separately in a shallow grave located in the nearby bush,” the police spokesman stated
Wakil informed that during investigation, the remains of the victim buried were exhumed and taken to the General Hospital, Alkaleri, for medical examination and a medical doctor certified the corpse dead.
He added that the suspect confessed to the crime on interrogation, adding that the two eyes removed from the remains of the victim were recovered alongside one knife; one Mp3 player; one pair of rubber shoe and one lighter from him.
“Upon interrogation, the two eyes were recovered from the principal suspect, who voluntarily confessed to have committed the crime and was asked by a ritualist to bring the eyes for ritual to enable him to be rich,” DSP Wakil stated.
According to him, investigation was ongoing, adding that the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution on completion of investigation.