The Niger State Police Command on Wednesday nabbed four suspected ritualists with a human head.

But the incident assumed a laughable dimension following report by the Police that the suspect had been arrested

It was gathered that the suspects disentomb and severed the head from Kanti village grave yard through Ibbi village in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State on Saturday, October 3 at about 8am in the morning

The four suspects, Alhaji Suleiman Abubakar, 50, Babuga Mamman,42, Abdullahi Dogo, 30, and Abubakar Abdullahi, 31, all of Sabon Pegi Mashegu LGA.

During interrogation, the suspects confessed that they were contracted to get the human head for a sum of N2 million by one Nasiru of Koko town in Kebbi State and one Muhammadu of Sabon Pegi in Mashegu LGA of Niger State currently at large.

The suspects told the Naijanewsmill correspondent that the buyers wanted to use the head for ritual, claiming that they have been doing it for years.

The spate of killings for ritual purposes is gradually assuming an alarming rate in Nigeria with little or no effort by concerned government agencies to checkmate the trend.

One of the suspects, Dogo told our correspondent that he was contracted to do the job at the sum of N2million before he involved others.

The Niger State Police Command spokeman said that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.



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