Police arrest ritualists in Taraba
By Juliet Odey
The Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Misal, on Tuesday paraded three suspects for the murder of a six-year-old girl for money rituals in Sabongida Takai village, Gassol local government area of the eastern middle belt state.
ASP David Missal, identified the suspects as Adamu Mohammed, Mrs Umaimatu Tanimu and Abdulahi Abubakar, all of Sabon-Gida in the Gassol Local Government Area of the state.
According to the PPRO, the suspects, on September 2, allegedly lured Yahaya to an isolated area on the outskirts of Sabon-Gida and slaughtered her with a knife.
He said that the suspects slit open the stomach of the minor and removed her kidneys on the instructions of Abubakar, who allegedly instructed them to bring the organs for money ritual.
Missal said the suspects were tracked by a team of police detectives acting on intelligence.
“The suspects are being investigated for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide and will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed,” he said.
The police spokesman urged people to shun the desperate crave for wealth and to work hard to earn a honest living, warning that the Command would make life unbearable for criminal elements in the state.