A 16-year-old boy has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for trying to exhume a dead body from a grave at Chanchaga cemetery, Niger State.
The suspect identified as Lawal Abubakar, of Kasuwan-Gwari in Minna, was arrested by police officers attached to Chanchaga Division on Saturday, May 21.
In the course of interrogation, the boy confessed to having been contracted by one Salisu of the same address who is yet to be nabbed, to get body parts and cloth of a corpse from the cemetery in exchange for N5K.
The spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement issued on Tuesday, May 24, disclosed that the suspect also engaged in a similar act last year at Bosso cemetery where he dug up a dead body and removed four fingers.
In the spokesperson’s words:
“He confessed further that he was sent by one Sadiq to get the fingers and was paid three thousand naira.”
“Case under investigation as effort to apprehend Hamisu and Sadiq is ongoing, suspect will be prosecuted accordingly after investigation.”
KanyiDaily recalls that the EFCC recently invaded the house of former governor, Rochas Okorocha in Abuja.