A 24-year-old farmer, Danladi Abubakar, who allegedly beheaded an eleven-month-old girl for rituals has been arrested by the Niger State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID.
He confessed that the deal was to fetch him N20,000.
He was allegedly contracted by a man in Bida, Niger State, who is said to be on the run.
The farmer was said to have sneaked into the room of the baby’s father, Malam Mohammed Worogi, where he smuggled the baby to a hidden place and beheaded her. He also severed her private parts.
The sudden disappearance of the child soon aroused the parent’s curiosity.
The villagers then constituted a search party but their efforts did not immediately yield any dividend until a special prayer was organised.
After the prayers, Danladi came out and confessed to the crime.
The incidence was immediately reported at the police divisional office in Lemu town leading to Danladi’s arrest.
He was immediately charged to Minna Magistrate Court 7 on one-count charge of culpable homicide punishable under Section 222 of the panel code law.
When the charge was read to him by the presiding magistrate, Maryam Ladidi King, he pleaded guilty. [Vanguard]