Five suspects have been arrested for be in possession of human skull by the Nigeria Police Force, Niger state command.
On September 11th, 2023 at about 1230hrs, operatives of a sister security agency, while on routine patrol at toll-gate along Bida-Minna road intercepted a Mitsubishi Lancer vehicle, and in the course of searching the passengers, two suspects were arrested, namely;
-Isah Mohammed 26yrs
-Idris Mohammed 28yrs both of Sakpe village, Edati LGA
The two suspects were found in possession of a human skull wrapped in a Bagco bag, hence, the suspects were transferred to the Police Area Command, Bida for interrogation and further investigation.
During Police interrogation, the suspects claimed 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 18yrs
-Suleiman Usman 22yrs
-Abdullahi Usman 24yrs, all of the same address mentioned above.
The three suspects were also arrested and confessed further that the skull was dug out from Sakpe village burial ground and that it was that of one Ndako Daniyan who died three years ago in the same village.
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 purpose 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.
However, the five suspects have been transferred to SCID Minna for discreet investigation and diligent prosecution. Meanwhile, case is under investigation