A 25-year-old man, Maikudi Mohammed, has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command for being in possession of his dead child’s head.
According to Punch, the state’s Police Command spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said in a statement that the suspect and his accomplice Damina Mohammed were arrested in Misau town in the Misau Local Government Area after the police received an intelligence report that he was in possession of the boy’s head.
“On July 7, 2016, at about 3PM, following intelligence report, one Maikudi Mohammed, of Galambi village was arrested with a suspected human head wrapped inside a cloth by police detectives in Misau town.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect conspired with his accomplice, one Damina Mohammed, 26, of the same address, and went to a graveyard in Galambi village. He cut off the corpse’s head with the plan to sell it to their customer, who is now at large.
The principal suspect confessed that the child was his son who died and was buried, but he later went back to the graveyard at night with his accomplice and exhumed it,” the statement read, adding that the case is still under investigation.”