A 28-year-old Bauchi herbalist has been arrested for allegedly killing 4 kids, aged between two and 4, for ritual functions.
The suspected ritualist was recognized as Rufa’I Yunusa, dwelling in Rumbu village, within the Ningi Native Authorities of Bauchi State. He was arrested by the Police on Wednesday.
This was disclosed in an announcement by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, a Superintendent on Sunday.
He stated there was a criticism by one Isyaku Ahmed of Kafin Madaki, that the suspect allegedly deceived him that his daughter was affected by an ailment that required non secular intervention.
Wakil stated that Yunusa killed the kid after the daddy launched her to him for the therapeutic course of.
He stated, “The Bauchi State Police Command on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, arrested a 28-year-old suspected ritualist, Rufa’i Yunusa, who has been concerned within the killing of not lower than 4 little kids between the ages of two and 4.
“His arrest adopted a criticism lodged on the Ganjuwa division of the state command on the identical day round 4.30pm by one Isyaku Ahmed, of Unguwan Yamma, Kafin Madaki.
“He reported that on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at about 12.30pm, he took his daughter, Maimuna Isyaku, to a local physician (Rufa’i Yunusa) for conventional therapy. Rufa’i informed him that his daughter (Maimuna) was affected by a non secular ailment and warranted him that his daughter could be cured.
“He then solicited and acquired the sum of N10,000 from the daddy, after which he took the little lady into the forest purportedly for a non secular therapeutic session, solely to return after some time to tell the lady’s father that the little lady mysteriously disappeared throughout the course of.
“Upon receipt of the report, the Ganjuwa divisional patrol staff swung into motion, combed the complete forest and located the slaughtered physique of the stated Maimuna.”
The Police spokesperson stated that the sufferer was rushed to a hospital, the place a medical physician confirmed she was lifeless.
He added that the suspect, throughout considered one of their interrogations, voluntarily confessed to killing the lady.
“He additional revealed that she was not his solely sufferer and claimed to often finishing up the act with parental consent by tacitly informing them that the kids won’t return throughout therapeutic classes.
“A knife and 26 pairs of kids clothes had been recovered as reveals throughout the operation and investigations are ongoing, after which the suspect shall be charged to court docket for prosecution and potential conviction,” he added.