By Aminu Abdullahi Gusau.
Zamfara statetate Police Command has announced the arrest of 4-Man syndicate in connection with conspiracy, culpable homicide, cannibalism and dealing with human parts, a female seller of under-5 children as well in the state.
Parading the suspects at the Police Command Gusau on Thursday, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Elkana, said the suspects were arrested in possession of exhibits including intestine, oesophagus, two plunged eyes and a penis.
Other female suspect identified as Aisha Ibrahim who hailed from Niger republic with her co-wife’s two year old child identified as Aminu Ibrahim was arrested in Gusau while in search of a buyer of her stock.
According to Mr. Elkana, the arrested suspects were Aminu Baba aged 57 years, Abdulshakur Mohammed aged 20 years, Abdullahi Buba aged 17 years, Ahmad Tukur aged 14 years, and were all under Police custody assisting for investigation after which they will be charged to court.
“On 12th December, 2021 at about 1400hrs, One Ali Yakubu Aliyu was reported at Central Police Station Gusau that, his son Ahmad Yakubu a 9 years old boy was missing. On receiving the report, Police detectives swung into action and commenced a discreet investigation into the matter.
“Similarly, On the 28th December, 2021 at about 0930hrs, the Police detectives received an intelligence report with regards to the earlier report that on same date at about 0900hrs, a corpse of human being was found in an uncompleted building at Barakallahu area Gusau, with its two hands and legs tied with rag and head covered with polythen bag.
“Detectives proceeded to the scene and found the corpse with some of the human parts removed, and later evacuated to the Hospital for autopsy.
As a follow up to the case, on 4th January, 2022 at about 0200hrs, Police detectives acted on intelligence report and arrested the above mentioned suspects in connection with the case.
“During interrogation, the second suspect, Abdulshakur Mohammed, confessed that this was the third time he was contracted by the first suspect Aminu Baba to source for human parts for him at the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000) which he successfully did for the first and the second times before his arrest.
“Base on this, he connived with Abdullahi Baba and Ahmad Tukur deceived the victim, took him to an uncompleted building, killed him and removed the following human parts; Intestine, Oesophagus, Penis and two eyes, and took them to the said Aminu Baba who in turn gave them the sum of N500,000 as agreed.
“The said Aminu Baba who is having 19 children has confessed to the crime and his revelations are assisting Police investigation in arresting other members of his gang. He further confessed that he usually eats the human parts and identified throat as the most delicious part while he also sells some away”, Aminu has confessed.