Two men have been arrested in Bauchi state for allegedly killing and removing the vagina of a 6-year-old girl.
The suspects Abdulkadir Wada, 19, and Adamu Abdulrauf, 20, have revealed their motive for perpetuating the crime.
During interrogation, the suspected ritualists, who are from Jama’are Local Government Area of Bauchi state, said they were asked to bring the sexual organ of a female by a “native doctor” who promised to give them 500,000 Naira.
Speaking in Hausa, Abdulkadir Wada said both he and his accomplice, Abdulrauf, had gone to Kwata, the area where the latter’s elder brother, who is married, lives.
There, they waylaid a little girl into an uncompleted building, and strangled her to death before cutting off his private part.
However, Abdulrauf denied killing the girl, saying:
“It was Wada who came and met me in our house.
“He told me that he and one of his friend went to a spiritualist who promised them N500,000 if they bring a female vagina. “But I told him I am not interested.
“So, I discussed with one of my friends called Musa, who advised me to avoid Wada.
“The next day, while I was in my shop doing my mechanic work, I met Wada at the garage.
“He then gave me an amulet (charm), which I threw inside my pocket.
“Later on, we met and he asked me to accompany him to a place called Kwata.
“When we got to the area, we saw two young girls at a location.
“We stopped and called them.
“Wada now removed a handkerchief from his pocket and flashed it on the face of one of the girls.
“After the girl had slumped, he took her into an uncompleted structure and removed her organs, as directed by the native doctor.”
According to the Bauchi State Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the suspects will be arraigned in court after the completion of investigation.