Siblings, Wizard arrested for killing baby for money ritual


In Taraba State two siblings, Umaimatu Tanimu, her brother, Adamu Mohammed, and a wizard, Abdullahi Abubakar, have been arrested for killing  a six-year-old girl, Maimuna Yahaya, and harvesting the deceased’s kidney for ritual.

The suspects were paraded by the State Police Command in Jalingo, the state capital, penultimate Tuesday.

According to the Spokesman for the police in the state, ASP David Misal, the siblings had approached Abubakar for charm that would make them rich, and in turn he told them to bring human kidney for it.

In the evening of September 2, in Sabongida-Takai village in Gassol local government area of the state, apparently where they lived until the incident, Umaimatu lured the little girl into the bush and placed a call to Adamu to join her.

The duo were said to have slaughtered their victim and harvested her kidney, which they gave to the wizard, Misal narrated.

The police chief added that the lid on their heinous crime was later blown off after Maimuna’s sudden disappearance in the village was traced to them leading to their arrest.


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