A Nigerian who engages within the depraved act of digging up lifeless our bodies for cash has informed the stunning story of how he obtained his pals concerned on this unbelievable interview with Saturday PUNCH.
Abdullahi Dogo (30), Suleiman Abubakar (50), Babuga Mamman (42), and Abubakar Abdullahi (31), of Sabon Pegi village within the Mashegu Native Authorities Space of Niger State had been lately apprehended by the state police command for allegedly being in possession of a human head. Dogo tells ENYIOHA OPARA that the patrons had contracted him to get the human head from the graveyard for N2m
What do you doing for a residing?
I am a cattle rearer. I take care of anyone’s cows however the cash I obtain on the finish of the month will not be sufficient for me to take care of my younger ones. Since our dad and mom died, we now have not be discovering life straightforward to the extent that we can not boast of two sq. meals each day. So, when the enterprise of getting human components got here, I had no possibility however to hitch in, so that I can maintain my youthful ones. I also have a little store the place I promote provisions but it surely’s not serving to in any respect.
Who contracted you to get a human head earlier than you referred to as others to hitch you?
I was contracted to do that task by Nasiru of Koko, Kebbi State and one Muhammadu of Sabon Pegi in Mashegu Native Authorities Space. They informed me to go to the graveyard in Kanti village and get a human head for them for ritual functions and promised to pay me the sum of N2m when delivered.
However once I came upon that I couldn’t do it alone, I invited three of my pals to hitch me. From the beginning, I informed them that the patrons would pay N2m, if we succeeded in getting the pinnacle and it was a welcome concept. Therefore, all of us swung into motion and we headed to Kanti graveyard to get the pinnacle. Sadly for us, we had been arrested by police operatives hooked up to Ibbi Division, following a tip-off when we had been leaving the graveyard on October three, at about 5.30am.
How lengthy have you ever been getting human components to your patrons?
Truthfully, that is the second time I’ve been concerned on this depraved act. Some of my patrons have my quantity to succeed in me every time they want any a part of a human being. Actually, I’ve been on this enterprise for nearly one yr and I can let you know that it was hardship that pushed me into this hopeless predicament. Nothing is transferring on this nation, so I’ve to do something I can to outlive and pay my payments, but it surely was unlucky that we had been caught ultimately.
Have been your accomplices into this enterprise earlier than?
No, they weren’t a part of this enterprise. They’re simply my pals and I felt I might share the N2m with them if the patrons paid. I really feel sorry for what I’ve made them undergo. They could be dangerous folks however I don’t need to say that they’re ritualists. It was I who dragged them into this mess. I informed them concerning the enterprise and so they willingly joined me to perform the deal.
My fear now could be that we now have not been paid for this task. Nasiru and Muhammadu had been nowhere to be discovered. The different suspects are in police custody with me. We’ve got dedicated a heinous crime that can not be forgiven.
I had no different means to feed my household –Suspect arrested for exhuming human head
What is your title?
My title is S uleiman Abubakar,
How did your good friend, Abdullahi Dogo, persuade you to hitch him?
He first referred to as me that he needed to see me to debate enterprise and I informed him to fulfill me at my place, since we’re from the village, Sabon Pegi in Mashegu LGA. He informed me about two patrons of the human head who wanted it desperately for ritual functions and he had agreed with them to pay N2m after the train. After discussing with him, I gave him my phrase that I might be a part of it however reminded him that it was a dangerous process to be achieved. Nevertheless, I by no means knew that the lengthy arm of legislation would meet up with us. Now, all of us are struggling it and we deserve any punishment meted out to us. Let the legislation take its course.
Why did you settle for the provide from him?
We all know the situation of the nation, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the economic system of the nation and the world in basic. Really, I accepted the provide as a result of I didn’t have cash to maintain my household, particularly now that bandits don’t permit us to go to farm; nothing is working. Truthfully, I can let you know that it was starvation that pushed me to be a part of this crime.
Is your loved ones conscious that you’re on this unlawful enterprise?
My household will not be conscious of this. How can I inform them that I’m into ritual enterprise? As I communicate, my household doesn’t know my whereabouts. It’s unlucky. I don’t assume they’ll forgive me. I can’t even bear in mind the way it occurred within the first place; going to our village graveyard to exhume lifeless our bodies is the worst offence I’ve dedicated in my complete life. My concern now could be find out how to inform my spouse and my youngsters. The place do I begin? They won’t forgive me. I’m ruined. Even my kinsmen won’t settle for me again, figuring out full effectively that I’ve carried out a foul factor in opposition to my faith, Islam. I feel they’ll banish me for this singular act.
I already deliberate find out how to spend my share –Suspect
WHAT is your title?
My title is Babuga Mamman
The place had been you when Dogo referred to as you to hitch him on this enterprise?
I was within the village when his name got here in, asking me to hitch him at a specific spot very near Kanti graveyard. I rushed there instantly and he informed me concerning the enterprise. I assured him of my cooperation, offered the cash could be shared equitably. After we swung into motion, we obtained the pinnacle demanded by the patrons. As we had been coming out of the graveyard to go and ship it to the patrons, we met our Waterloo, as we had been rounded up by police operatives hooked up to Ibbi Division in Mashegu council, following a tip-off.
Whenever you had been arrested, what was your feeling?
I felt dangerous that, one, I might not get the cash once more and, two, as a result of I was going to pay for it dearly. I used to be considering it was a setup by my good friend, Dogo. However I later realised that every one us had been in for it. After we had been on the graveyard, I believed no one noticed us and I used to be already planning what to do with my share of the N2m, but it surely didn’t work out.
How lengthy have you ever been on this enterprise with Dogo?
This is my first time. I’ve not been concerned in this sort of enterprise. I am a neighborhood farmer in my space however have stopped going to farm due to safety challenges ravaging our neighborhood. Lots of people have stopped farming for worry of being killed by the bandits, so within the village, we do every kind issues to outlive. When Dogo introduced this enterprise, I discovered it tough to withstand as a result of I didn’t have cash even to supply a meal for my household.
Supply: Saturday PUNCH