22-year-old man arrested in Abuja for allegedly beheading four children

The FCT Police Command has arrested 22-year-old Mustapha Aliyu, for allegedly beheading four children (three boys and a female), in different villages, on the outskirts of Abuja.

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See below, the statement made by the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, while parading the suspect on Friday, June 21st before newsmen. Read his statement below-

“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.”

Read the suspect’s confessional statement to newsmen when interrogated below-

“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.” he said

The police commissioner further said that efforts are being intensified to arrest his master, who is currently at large and that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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