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Published On: Mon, May 28th, 2018

Police nab 3 ritualists with human head in Adamawa

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From Umar Dankano Yola

The Adamawa state Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three young persons of Tashan-Baba village in Mapeo district of Jada Local Government Area in Adamawa state for alleged criminal conspiracy of exhuming and cutting off of a dead person’s head.
Spokesman of the Command.S.P Othman Abubakar gave the confirmation in a mobile phone interview in Yola weekend, explaining that following an intelligence report from a good Samaritan in the area on the 21 May 2018,the three suspects were apprehended and found with a fresh human head of late Blessing Johnson of the same village.
Abubakar said that the late Blessing John, seven years old had earlier died of natural course and buried at their village’s burial ground. But a day after, one of the suspects by name Muka’ilu Ishaya who confessed to be a local butcher dug her grave and severed her head for their criminal motive.
Abubakar explained that the three suspects including; Yunusa Audi,Dauda Babale and Muka’ilu Ishaya confessed to the crime saying they were contracted by one, Mr.John Bakari of Karlahi village in Fufore Local Government Area in the state to get him a fresh human head for a ransom of Five Million Naira(N5,000,000.00k) but were arrested in the process.
According to him,preliminary investigation has revealed that, it was the butcher,Muka’ilu Ishaya that was contracted by the two suspects (Yunusa Audi and Dauda Babale) for the hatchet job which he obliged knowing that late baby, Blessing, 7 years has just been buried which made it easier for him to bring her fresh head, unfortunately luck ran out for them.
Continuing, PPRO said the principal suspect, Bakari John of Karlahi Village has escaped but police are on his trail noting that the three suspects will be charge to court today (Monday) to face the wrath of the law for the crime.
Abubakar therefore advised parents and guardians to be watchful of the type of company their wards are keeping at home and school so as to be check mating their activities thoroughly.

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