How gang tricked 9-yr-old boy, killed him, removed his eyes, penis, other parts
January 15, 2022
The Police in Zamfara State said it has arrested eight suspects for criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, dealing with human parts and cannibalism.
Other charges include theft and vandalizing electric copper wire, according to a statement by the State Police Commissioner, CP Ayuba Elkanah.
Their arrest followed a complaint at about noon on 12th December when one Ali Yakubu Aliyu reported at central police station Gusau that his 9-year-old son, Ahmad Yakubu, was missing.
On receiving the report, police detectives swung into action and commenced a discreet investigation into the matter, the statement said.
On 28th of December, the police detectives received an intelligence report with regard to the missing boy and same day, a corpse was found in an uncompleted building at Barakallahu area of Gusau, with its two (2) hands and legs tied with a rag and head covered with polythene bag.
The corpse was later identified as that of the missing child.
Detectives continued with their investigation and on the 4th of January, 2022, they arrested four suspects in connection with the murder.
Those arrested include Aminu Baba ‘m’ aged 57-years-old; Abdulshakur Moh’d ‘m’ aged 20-years-old; Abdullahi Buba ‘m’ aged 17-year-old; Ahmad Tukur ‘m’ aged 14-year-old.
Exhibits recovered include “intestine, oesophagus, penis and two (2) eyes”.
During interrogation, one of the suspects, Abdulshakur Moh’d confessed that this was the third time he was contracted by the first suspect Aminu Baba to source for human parts at the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000).
Moh’d further confessed that he and two others deceived the victim, took him to an uncompleted building, killed him, and removed the following human parts; intestine, oesophagus, penis, and two (2) eyes.
He added that they took the parts to Aminu Baba who in turn gave them the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) as earlier agreed.
According to the police boss, the said Aminu Baba who has nineteen (19) children has confessed to the crime and his revelations are assisting detectives in their investigations, leading to various arrests of other men belonging to his gang.
Baba admitted that he usually eats the human parts and sells some.