The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old suspect, Musa Hamza for the gruesome ritual murder of a 17-year-old boy, Adamu Ibrahim.
The spokesperson of the command, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, January 4, 2021, said that detectives of Alkaleri Divisional Police Headquarters, arrested Musa Hamza, of Unguwar wake village, Alkaleri L.G.A on December 21, 2020.
Wakil stated, “Musa Hamza lured Adamu Ibrahim, of the same address, into the outskirt of the village forest and killed him with a stick. He beheaded the head from the body, forcefully gouged out the two eyes, burnt the body/head, and buried them separately in a shallow grave located in the nearby bush.”
“During the investigation, all the buried human parts were exhumed and taken to General Hospital Alkaleri for medical examination where the medical doctor certified the corpse death,” he added.
During 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 a ritual to enable him to be rich.
Exhibits recovered from the suspect include one Knife, one mp3 player, one pair of rubber shoes, one lighter.
The investigation is on-going after which suspects will be charged to court for prosecution and possible conviction.