Three persons including a woman and two men have been arrested by the police in Taraba state for killing a six-year-old girl, Maimuna Yahaya, for ritual purposes. The suspects were identified as Adamu Mohammed, Mrs Umaimatu Tanimu and Abdulahi Abubakar.
Parading them before newsmen, the state police command’s spokesperson, ASP David Missai, said the suspects on September 2nd, lured the victim, Maimuma to an isolated area in the outskirts of Sabon-Gida and slaughtered her with a knife.
The suspects slit open the stomach of the young girl and removed her kidneys on the instructions of Abubakar, who allegedly instructed them to bring the organs for money ritual.
The police acted on intelligence report which led to the arrest of the suspects. Missai said the suspects are being investigated for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide and would soon be charged to court.