Mustapha Aliyu has been arrested for allegedly beheading five children in Abuja.
According to FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, Aliyu was caught carrying a freshly -cut head of a three-year-old boy on May 19, after a distress call.
“The 3 year old boy was later identified as Usman Awalu of Rugan Fulani close to Leleyi village in Kwali Area Council,” said Ciroma.
“The suspect confessed that prior to his arrest, he has beheaded four children and gave their heads to his master who is now at large.
“According to him, he is paid N170,000 for every male victim and N160,000 for every female victim.
“He said his victims were taken from Sheda, Kwali, Kilankwa, Gwako and Leleyi villages.”
The CP said the command is on the trail of the paymaster already on the run.
Aliyu himself said he got on Yahaya’s employ because he was stranded financially, and in need of N7000 for his education.
“After complaining to him, he offered me plate of rice and can malt. After consuming the meal, I could no longer speak. I could not even respond to what the Mallam said,’ Aliyu said I his confession.
“I walked back to my area with a substance he gave to me. He told me that if I touch any child with it, he will not make sound.
He tried the charm on the first boy he saw. “I touched the boy and he didn’t make sound. I later beheaded him and got N170,000 as payment for the job, said Aliyu.
“I have so far beheaded four children, I was on a mission to behead the fifth child when police arrested me.”