Adamawa State Police Command has begun investigation into a murder incident that took place in the state last week Wednesday. This is as the detectives attached to the homicide unit of the State Police Command are unraveling situation that made a 24- year- old man to behead his five year old son.
As gathered the underhanded action happened Wednesday last week in Ganji suburb of Gombi Local Government of Adamawa State when one Baffa Alti, 24 and a cattle rearer deceitfully took his son, Buba to the farm and beheaded him.
However upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that he carried out the act following a promise of N1 million made to him by one Alhaji Sange Hassan, who is aged 63 to get a human head.
However, the said 63-year-old village head denied the allegation of contracting the man as he said he had no business with a child who is not of his ‘age mate’.
”I didn’t direct him (first suspect) to commit such ugly act. In fact, I was shocked when he pointed at me, that I directed him to commit the crime,” He said.
Meanwhile the state Police Command, while parading the suspects before newsmen in Yola, the Adamawa Police Spokesperson DSP Muhammed Ibrahim, who confirmed said Alhaji Alti father of the first suspect, reported the case to the Gombi Police Divisional Headquarters that the suspect took his son (Alhaji’s grandson), to a bush, but could not return with him.
Speaking further he said when he asked the suspect of his son’s whereabouts, he replied that the deceased was on his way home.
”After a while, the grandfather and some members of the family went to the bush to find out what exactly happened.
”It was after searching the nearby bush that they discovered the dead body of the boy, which had been beheaded and dumped in the bush,” Ibrahim said.
However he was arrested, the suspect confessed that he committed the crime.
”When interrogated, he confessed and pointed at a village head as the one who directed him to bring a fresh human head, at a cost of one million naira,” Ibrahim further revealed.
He said the two suspects were currently in police custody for further investigation.
Fielding questions from newsmen, the first suspect claimed that the District Head asked him to bring a fresh human skull for the sum of N1m.
Also speaking, the 63-year-old village head, denied the allegation leveled on him by first suspect, saying that he had no business with a child who is no his ‘age mate’.
”I didn’t direct him (first suspect) to commit such ugly act. In fact, I was shocked when he pointed at me, that I directed him to commit the crime,” He claimed.