The Zamfara State Police Command has arrested four suspects including a 14-year-old boy, in connection with criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, cannibalism and dealing in human parts.
The suspects were arrested after the mutilated body of a 9-year-old boy identified as Ahmad Yakubu Aliyu, was found in an uncompleted building in Barakallahu area of Gusau metropolis with his two hands, legs tied with rag and head covered with polythene bag.
It had reported that one of the suspects Aminu Baba, a car dealer at Aminchi Motors Gusau, confessed to engaging in cannibalistic activities.
The 57-year-old father of 19 children confessed to eating human organs and selling some after being arrested and paraded by the police.
Biefing newsmen on Thursday, the Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkanah, said Baba was arrested alongside three other suspects namely; Abdulshakur Moh’d, 20, Abdullahi Buba,17, and Ahmad Tukur, 14.
Zamfara Governor, the CP pictured with the suspects after the arrest on January 4, 2022
“On 12th December, 2021 at about 1400hrs, One Ali Yakubu Aliyu ‘M’ reported at Central Police Station Gusau that, his son Ahmad Yakubu ‘M’ a 9yrs old boy was missing. On receiving the report, Police detectives swung into action and commenced a discreet investigation into the matter,” the CP stated