Two Arrested For Beheading 8 Year Old Boy For Ritual

BY Abu Nmodu
Sequel to the activities of Kidnappers and Ritual killers along Minna –Abuja road , the Special Tactical Squad of the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, attached to the  Highway has arrested members of the gang of syndicate alng the road
The Police Public Relations Officer, Niger State Command, DSP Babalola Olanrewaju Adewole said in a press statement yesterday that the arrest was a product of a sustained monitoring at smashing the  syndicate which specialized in beheading their victims for ritual purposes in some  parts of  Niger State .

He  stated that  the effort led to  the arrest of two notorious ritualists,  Abdulrashed Aminu 22-year old of age  and Ismaila Mohammed 27-year old  in possession of a fresh human head at about 9pm  by the squad along Minna Paikoro road’s junction .during a stop and search operation

The  police spokesman stated that the suspects were arrested with the victim whose severed  head was found in their possession  and that the  8-year old boy beheaded was later , identified as Hassan Abubakar of Bakajeba village in Paiko Local Government area  of the state.

Adewole stated that the two suspects  have confessed to the crime  during interrogation at the Homicide section of the State Criminals Investigations and Intelligence Department {SCIID] Minna that they cut off the head of the deceased little boy with the use  of two sharp knife.
The suspects confessed that  the  third member of the syndicate one Ibrahim escaped arrest by the police as  Adewole stated   that the two suspected ritualists  are from Lupa and Makera  and Ibrahim is from Paiko Local Government  of the state.

Meanwhile LEADERSHIP gathered that  the suspects  have taken the police to the spot where the headless body of the 8 year old boy was buried in a bush path very close to where the culpable homicide   was committed by them  for exhumation by the police .

The  bereaved father of the 8 year old boy  Mallam Abubakar Shuaib said  that his son was last seen on Saturday August 26, while allegedly taking  a Kettle of water from the house with the view to give an unknown person who was said to have been waiting outside  his house on the fateful evening .

He stated that all effort to get the boy failed  until he heard that the police had arrested a suspect with human head which he later  identified the victim to be  his son .

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