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Bauchi: Police arrest suspected ritualist for killing child

The police command in Bauchi State has arrested a suspected ritualist over the killing of a kid.

Additionally they recovered 26 pairs of youngsters’s clothes within the suspect’s home in Ganjuwa Native Authorities Space (LGA) of the State.

That is contained in a press release, signed by SP Ahmed Wakili, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), which was made accessible to newsmen in Bauchi on Sunday.

In response to the assertion, the 28-year-old suspect, Rufa’i Yunusa, who hailed from Rumbu Village in Ningi LGA, was allegedly concerned within the killing of not lower than 4 youngsters.

The police spokesman revealed that Yunusa’s arrest was sequel to a criticism lodged on the Ganjuwa Division of the State Command on February 17 by one Isyaku Ahmed who reported that on Tuesday 16 February, 2021, that Yunusa took his daughter, Maimuna, to a conventional Native Physician for conventional therapy.

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Yunusa advised the daddy that his daughter was affected by a non secular ailment and guaranteed him that she could be cured.

He collected N10,000 from the daddy and took the little lady into the forest, purportedly for a non secular therapeutic session.

Nevertheless, after some time, he returned to tell the daddy that the little lady had mysteriously disappeared through the course of.

“On receipt of the report, the Ganjuwa Divisional Patrol crew swung into motion, combed the whole forest and located the slaughtered physique of Maimuna. She was instantly rushed to a hospital the place she was pronounced lifeless by a Medical Physician.

“The ritualist (Rufa’i Yunusa) has since been arrested in reference to the crime and through interrogation he voluntarily confessed to have slaughtered Maimuna.

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“He additional revealed that she was not his solely sufferer and claimed to have been finishing up the act with parental consent by tacitly informing them that the kids might not return throughout therapeutic periods.

“A knife and 26 pairs of youngsters’s clothes have been recovered as reveals through the operation. Investigations are on-going after which the suspects will likely be charged to court docket for prosecution and potential conviction,” stated the PPRO.

Wakili cautioned mother and father to be cautious of whom they took their youngsters for any type of therapeutic, urging them to at all times observe the correct channels in looking for treatments for his or her sick youngsters.

“There abound many wolves in sheep’s clothes,” he warned.

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