A man named Maikudi Muhammed is currently cooling off his head at the Bauchi state Police Command after he was arrested for allegedly exhuming his deceased son’s body and cutting off his head for sale, reports confirm.
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The 25-year-old man was arrested after the police found him with a severed head which he claimed belongs to his dead son. He was on his way to meeting the buyer at a location in Azare town before nemesis caught up with him last Thursday.
Maikudi [translates to a rich man in Hausa language] is the name of this wretched ritualist from hell who reports say, lives in Galambi village of Miassau Local Government Area.
His son was recently buried in a village in Bauchi state, police said.
He confessed in a police report that he had to go back to the grave yard on the night his deceased son was buried to exhume his body and cut off the head so he could sell it for money.
Aliyu Babayo is one of the witnesses present at the time Maikudi was arrested by a team of police officers. According to the onlooker, the suspect looked unfamiliar and may not be an indigene of Missau local government area which he claims to be.
“He is not an indigene of Missau; nobody knows his identity. We understand he is on transit that is all we know about the suspect,” the witness said.
A reports quotes the Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed [a Police Superintendent] as saying: “On Thursday 7, 2016 at about 3pm, following an intelligence report (that one) Maikudi Mohammed, male and 25 years of Galambi village was arrested with suspected Human head wrapped inside a cloth by police detectives in Missau Town”.
Haruna continued: “The preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect, who worked with his accomplice, Damina Mohammed, male, 26, is of the same address.”
The spokesperson said: “Police believe the principal suspect’s confession that the child was his son who died.”
However, the case is under investigation and suspects would be charged to court for prosecution once facts are ascertained, Haruna added.
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