Four suspects have been arrested in Zamfara by the State Police Command for dealing in kidnapping and eating human flesh.

The incident happened in Gusau, the Zamfara State Capital on 12th December, 2021 where one Ali Yakubu Aliyu reported at Central Police Station Gusau that his nine year-old son, Ahmad Yakubu was missing.

Upon the reciept of the report, Police detectives swung into action and commenced investigation into the matter.

The efforts paid off when on 28th December, 2021, the Police detectives received an intelligence report with regards to the earlier report that on same date, a corpse of human being was found in an uncompleted building at Barakallahu area Gusau.

It was discovered that its two hands and legs were tied with rag and the head was covered with polythen bag while some of the human parts removed, and later evacuated to the hospital for autopsy.

A statement signed by the Police Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkanah said on 4th January, 2022 at about 0200hrs, Police detectives acted on intelligence report and arrested the suspects in connection with the case.

They are Aminu Baba aged 57 years old, Abdulshakur Moh’d aged 20 years old Abdullahi Buba aged 17 years old and Ahmad Tukur aged 14 years old.

Exhibits recovered from them includes intestine, esophagus, penis and two eyes.

During interrogation, the second suspect, Abdulshakur Moh’d confessed that this was the third time he was contracted by the first suspect Aminu Baba to source for human parts for him at the sum of N500,000 which he successfully did for the first and the second times before his arrest.

Based on this, he connived with Abdullahi Baba and Ahmad Tukur deceived the victim, took him to an uncompleted building, killed him and removed the following human parts; intestine, esophagus, penis and two eyes, and took them to the said Aminu Baba who in turn gave them the sum of N500,000 as agreed.

The said Aminu Baba who is having 19 children has confessed to the crime and his revelations are assisting Police investigation in arresting other members of his gang.

He further confessed that he usually eats the human parts and identified throat as the most delicious part. He also sells some away.

Written By Obioma Ezenwobodo Esq

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