The police force in Niger State has arrested and detained four alleged ritualists in the village of Sabon Pegi on October 3.
The State Police Command spokesperson, Abidoun Wasiu, named the suspects as Alhaji Suleiman Abubakar, aged 50, Babuga Mamman, aged 42, Abdullahi Dogo, aged 30, and Abubakar Abdullahi 31yrs, all males of Sabon Pegi Mashegu LGA.
According to Wasiu, the preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects dug out and cut off the human head from Kanti village cemetery through Ibbi Mashegu LGA on 3 October at about 8 p.m.
The police spokesperson added that during the questioning, the suspects admitted that they had been contracted to get the human head for two million naira (#2,000,000.00k) by one Nasiru of Koko Kebbi State and one Muhammadu’m’ of Sabon Pegi.
He said the case is under investigation and attempts are being made to prosecute the suspects. The detained suspects will be charged to the court as soon as the investigation is concluded.