A 22-year-old man, Mustapha Aliyu has been arrested by officers of the FCT police command for allegedly beheading four children.
The suspect who confessed to commiting the crime in various villages in the outskirts of Abuja, told the police he has, so far, successfully beheaded three boys and one girl.
According to Aliyu, he was paid N170,000 for a male victim’s head while he receieved N160,000 for the female head.
The suspect who was arrested while on a mission for the fifth head was paraded on Friday alongside 50 other suspects arrested for various crimes by the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, CP Bala Ciroma.
Ciroma said, “On 19th May, 2019 at about 1430hrs following a distress call police operatives arrested one Mustapha Aliyu ‘M’ 22 Years in possession of a freshly severed head of a 3 years old boy who was later identified as Usman Awalu of Rugan Fulani close to Leleyi village in Kwali Area Council.
“The suspect confessed that prior to his arrest, he has beheaded four children and gave their heads to his master who is now at large.
“According to him, he is paid N170,000 for every male victim and N160,000 for every female victim.
“He said his victims were taken from Sheda, Kwali, Kilankwa, Gwako and Leleyi villages.”
The commissioner revealed that efforts are being intensified to arrest his master who is currently at large.
When interogated by newsmen, Aliyu (The suspect) said, “I approached Mallam Yahaya because I was stranded and I needed N7000 for my education.
“After complaining to him, he offered me plate of rice and can malt. After consuming the meal, I could no longer speak. I could not even respond to what the Mallam said.
“I walked back to my area with a substance he gave to me. He told me that if I touch any child with it, he will not make sound. While I was walking, I saw a boy and I did as the Mallam instructed. I touched the boy and he didn’t make sound. I later beheaded him and got N170,000 as payment for the job.
“I have so far beheaded four children, I was on a mission to behead the fifth child when police arrested me.”