Police Arrest 5 Suspected Ritualist With Human Skull in Niger
On Friday, the Niger State Police Command announced the arrest of five people in possession of a human skull. The suspects confessed to the police that they were sent by an Alfa to bring the skull for money ritual purposes.
Suspects Confess to Police
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, two of the suspects, Isah Mohammed, 26, and Idris Mohammed, 28, both of Sakpe village, Edati LGA, were earlier arrested with a human skull wrapped in a Bagco bag.
During police interrogation, the suspects claimed that they got the human skull from their village, and mentioned three other persons who aided in digging the grave where the skull was exhumed: Ibrahim Jiya 18, Suleiman Usman 22, Abdullahi Usman 24, all of the same address mentioned above.
The three suspects were also arrested and confessed further that the skull was dug out from the Sakpe village burial ground and that it was that of one Ndako Daniyan who died three years ago in the same village.
Whereabouts of Alfa Unknown
Isah and Abdullahi claimed to have met one Alfa Suleiman from Kwara State at Bida three weeks ago who told them to get a human skull for money ritual purposes and instructed them to take it to someone in Minna with thirty thousand naira only, while the unknown recipient said that when they get to Kpakungu, they should call him and he would meet them.
Police Recover Human Skull
The police have recovered the human skull and are currently investigating the case. The suspects have been transferred to SCID Minna for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution.
Suspects to Face Prosecution
The suspects are expected to face prosecution for the offenses of illegal possession of human skull and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The arrest of these five suspects is a reminder of the dangers of money rituals and the importance of vigilance in our communities. We should all be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police.