Nemesis has caught up with a 24-year-old farmer, Danladi Abubakar, who
allegedly beheaded an 11-month-old girl for rituals.
Danladi, after being arrested by the State Criminal Investigation
Department, SCID, confessed that the deal was to fetch him N20,000. He
was allegedly contracted by a man in Bida, Niger State, who is said
to be on the run.
The incidence happened in Fujeregi village, Gbako Local Government
Area of the state recently.
The farmer was said to have sneaked into the room of the baby's
father, Malam Mohammed Worogi, where he smuggled the baby to a hidden
place and beheaded her. He also severed her private parts.
The sudden disappearance of the child soon aroused the parent's
curiosity. The villagers then constituted a search party but their
efforts did not immediately yield any dividend until a special prayer
After the prayers, Danladi came out and confessed to the crime.
The incidence was immediately reported at the police divisional office
in Lemu town leading to Danladi's arrest.
He was immediately charged to Minna Magistrate Court 7 on one-count
charge of culpable homicide punishable under Section 222 of the panel
When the charge was read to him by the presiding magistrate, Maryam
Ladidi King, he pleaded guilty.