by Akintomiwa Agbaje
The long arm of the law has caught up with, Danladi Abubakar, a 24-year-old farmerwho allegedly beheaded an 11-month-old girl for rituals in Fujeregi village, Gbako Local Government Area, Niger State.
The State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, caught Danladi and confessed that the dirty crime was to fetch him a paltry sum of N20,000. His associate who contracted him for the murderous deed, hails from Bida in Niger State, is said to be on the run.
The Vanguard reports:
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.