The operatives of the police command in Niger State have apprehended three brothers identified as Saminu Usman,25; Yusuf Usman,22; and Muhammadu Usman, 35, respectively, all of Janruwa village in the Borgu LGA, for the purpose of ritual killing.
The three brothers were apprehended yesterday, May 5th after some police operatives attached to the New Bussa division received a complaint from one Yakubu Garba that they murdered his son identified as Shehu Garba.
Yakubu Garba informed the police that the brothers abducted his son and took him to an unknown location where they went ahead and killed him and cut off his hand which they planned to use for rituals.
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Confessing to the crime, one of the suspects identified as Saminu, alleged that his eldest brother known as Mohammadu, told them to cut off their victim’s hand for the ritual to enable them to be rich.
The suspect said in a statement:
“It was actually not our intention to kill our victim for rituals. But after killing him, we cut off his hand, which we planned to use for ritual, before we were arrested by the police. I don’t know what to say; but we have disappointed our parents and other family members. Imagine three brothers going to jail at the same time; we have ruined our lives.”
Confirming their arrest was the spokesperson of the Niger state police command identified as Muhammad Abubakar.
He made it clear that the matter had been taken to court.