A man who allegedly specializes in exhuming corpses from graves and severing human parts for ritual purposes has been arrested by the police at Kaoje in Bagudo area of Kebbi State.
Danbaba Umaru, a father of 10 children, said he started the act because he needed to cater for his large family.
The 37-year old man was said to have gone to one of the burial grounds at Kaoje around 3:30 am early in the week, exhumed the remains of a man from the grave, severed the parts and took some of it away.
Briefing newsmen on Thursday at the police command in Birnin Kebbi, Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim M. Kabiru, said a tip off on the crime led the police to where the man was arrested.
He said the suspect confessed to the crime, claiming he was sent by one Malam Muhammed from Sokoto.
Speaking, the suspect said he was a driver and had been carrying planks from Zaria to Sokoto before he was introduced into the business.
“This is my first time; I have never done it before. Malam Muhammed sent me to get the human parts from burial ground. I didn’t know it will put me in this trouble,” he said.
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