The Police on Tuesday paraded three suspects in connection with the brutal murder of a six-year-old girl, Maimuna Yahaya, who was lured and allegedly killed by the suspects last Sunday in Taraba.
Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Missal, identified the suspects as Adamu Mohammed, Mrs Umaimatu Tanimu and Abdullahi Abubakar, all of Sabon-Gida in the Gassol Local Government Area of the state.
According to the PPRO, the suspects, on September 2, allegedly lured Yahaya to an isolated area on the outskirts of Sabon-Gida and slaughtered her with a knife.
He told journalists that the suspects slit open the stomach of the minor and removed her kidneys on the instructions of Abubakar, who allegedly instructed them to bring the organs for money ritual.
Missal said the suspects were tracked by a team of police detectives acting on intelligence.
“The suspects are being investigated for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide and will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” he said.
In August, the decomposed body of a nine-year-old boy was recovered in the Gudum Hausawa area of Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital.
The body of the boy, Hassan Mohammed, was recovered between a burial ground and the Government Primary School in the Gudum Hausawa area.
It was said that the brain, two eyes, two hands, two legs and the private parts of the boy had been removed.
A member of a local vigilance group in the area said the boy might have been used for rituals.
A source told our correspondent that the boy who hawked fried soya bean cake was said to have been lured by an elderly man.