Teenager’s Head Was Cut Off by Suspected Ritualist in Bauchi

Teenager’s head was cut off by a suspected ritualist whose opinion is to get rich quickly.


In his opinion to get rich quick, a 22-year old man, Musa Hamza, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beheading a teenager.

He dismembered his body in Alkaleri local government area of Bauchi State.

The suspect also gouged the teenager’s two eyes, burnt the body and head, and buried it in a shallow grave.

Wakil, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, in the statement made available to journalists on Monday night disclosed that all the buried parts of the victim were exhumed for medical examination.

He said: “On the 21st December 2020 at about 9.30am, detectives of Alkaleri Divisional Police Headquarters, arrested one Musa Hamza (22) of Unguwar Wake village, Alkaleri L.G.A, who lured one Adamu Ibrahim (17) of the same address, into the outskirt of the village forest and killed him with a stick and then beheaded him.

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He forcefully gorged his two eyes, burnt the body and head and buried them separately in a shallow grave located in a nearby bush.

During the investigation, all the buried human parts were exhumed and taken to General Hospital Alkaleri for medical examination where the medical doctor certified that the body parts had been removed.

He added that upon interrogation, “The two eyes were recovered from the principal suspect, who voluntarily confessed to have committed the crime and was asked by a ritualist to bring the eyes for a ritual to enable him to be rich.”

He stated that the investigation is on-going after which the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution and possible conviction.

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It is coming barely three days after the Bauchi State Police Command, through its Spokesman, Ahmed Wakil, in a statement disclosed that a 20-year old man was arrested for allegedly cutting off the private part of a six-year-old child for suspected ritual purposes.

The Police said that the incident happened on December 30, 2020, at about 7.20pm when one Hafsatu Wada of Zango area of Jama’are LGA, reported at the Jama’are Police Station that her niece Safarau Mohammed of the same address was found crying in a pool of her blood and was rushed to the hospital where a medical doctor confirmed that her private part had been cut off with a sharp object.