The police command in Bauchi State has arrested a suspected ritualist over the killing of a kid.
Additionally they recovered 26 pairs of kids’s clothes within the suspect’s home in Ganjuwa Native Authorities Space (LGA) of the State.
That is contained in an announcement, signed by SP Ahmed Wakili, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), which was made out there 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 kids.
The police spokesman revealed that Yunusa’s arrest was sequel to a grievance 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 standard Native Physician for conventional therapy.
Yunusa advised the daddy that his daughter was affected by a religious ailment and warranted him that she can be cured.
He collected N10,000 from the daddy and took the little lady into the forest, purportedly for a religious therapeutic session.
Nevertheless, after some time, he returned to tell the daddy that the little lady had mysteriously disappeared throughout the course of.
“On receipt of the report, the Ganjuwa Divisional Patrol group swung into motion, combed all the 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.
“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 youngsters could not return throughout therapeutic periods.
“A knife and 26 pairs of kids’s clothes had been recovered as reveals throughout the operation. Investigations are on-going after which the suspects shall be charged to court docket for prosecution and attainable conviction,” mentioned the PPRO.
Wakili cautioned dad and mom to be cautious of whom they took their kids for any type of therapeutic, urging them to all the time observe the right channels in looking for treatments for his or her sick kids.
“There abound many wolves in sheep’s clothes,” he warned.