Police arrest five with human skull in Niger
The Niger State Police Command has apprehended five individuals found in possession of a human skull. The suspects have reportedly confessed to the police that they were sent on this macabre mission by an Alfa for money ritual purposes. The whereabouts of the Alfa, however, remain unknown at this time.
The announcement of this disturbing discovery was made by the Spokesman of the Niger State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement released on Friday. According to Abiodun, the initial arrests involved two suspects, Isah Mohammed, aged 26, and Idris Mohammed, aged 28, both hailing from Sakpe village in Edati Local Government Area.
The chain of events leading to the arrests began on the 11th of this month when operatives of a sister security agency, conducting routine patrols along the Bida-Minna road, intercepted a Mitsubishi Lancer vehicle. During a search of the passengers, the two aforementioned suspects were found in possession of a human skull wrapped in a Bagco bag. Subsequently, they were transferred to the Police Area Command in Bida for further investigation.
During police interrogation, Isah and Idris confessed that they obtained the human skull from their village and implicated three more individuals who were allegedly involved in exhuming the skull from a grave. The additional suspects, Ibrahim Jiya (aged 18), Suleiman Usman (aged 22), and Abdullahi Usman (aged 24), all hail from the same address in Sakpe village.
The startling revelation continued as the trio confessed that the skull belonged to one Ndako Daniyan, who had passed away three years ago in the same village. They went on to detail that they had been instructed by an Alfa named Suleiman, originally from Kwara State, whom they encountered in Bida three weeks prior.
This Alfa had allegedly directed them to procure a human skull for money ritual purposes and instructed them to deliver it, along with thirty thousand naira, to an unknown recipient in Minna. The unidentified recipient had further instructed them to contact him upon reaching Kpakungu.
Five Arrested in Niger State with Human Skull
The five suspects are currently in custody and have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Minna for further investigation and legal proceedings. The police are diligently working to unravel the full extent of this disturbing case and locate the Alfa who allegedly masterminded the sinister plan.