“I was paid N5000 to get body parts” – 16-year-old boy arrested for attempting to exhume corpse from cemetery in Niger state

NIGERThe Niger State Command has shown a 16-year-old man arrested for trying to exhume a body in a Chanchaga cemetery.

The suspect, Lawal Abubakar, of Kasuwan-Gwari in Minna, was arrested by Chanchaga Division police on Saturday, May 21.

During the interrogation, he admitted that he had conspired with one Salisu of the same address, at present to remove the body parts and body cloth from the cemetery at a cost of five thousand.


A spokesman for the order, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement on Tuesday, May 24, said the suspect did the same last year at the Bosso cemetery where he removed four fingers from the body.

“He also admitted that he had been sent by one Sadiq to get fingers and was paid three thousand naira,” PPRO said.

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“As the case is being investigated and efforts are underway to arrest Hamisu and Sadiq, the suspect will be properly prosecuted after the investigation.” he added.

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