Man arrested for allegedly killing, burying workers in shallow grave

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Ibrahim Umar, accused of killing two people in Taranka village of Gamawa Local Government Area of the state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, on Tuesday in Bauchi.

He said the matter was reported to the police on August 10, 2023 by one Adamu Mohammed, 57, of Taranka village.

Wakil said the complainant “reported at Gamawa Divisional Police Headquarters, that about one month ago, one Kabiru Idi, 36 years, and Bato Ali, 18 years, both of the same address were missing, 

“One Ibrahim Umar, 40 years, of Dankunkuru village Ungogo LGA, Kano State, who came to the said Taranka village for charcoal business was suspected to have perfected the abduction and disappearance of the aforementioned persons.

“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives were quickly drafted to the scene and eventually arrested the suspect.”


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The spokesman added that on interrogation, the suspect allegedly confessed to have killed and buried the two casual workers in a shallow grave on the outskirts of the town. 

Wakil added: “The requisite coroner’s form was filled and the bodies were exhumed from the said grave for discreet investigation. 

“The bodies were established to be those of the missing persons and were certified dead by a medical practitioner.”

He said that the corpses were later handed over to relatives of the deceased for burial. 

The spokesman added that further investigation revealed that the suspect killed the two men for ritual to make money. 

He added: “Exhibits recovered in the suspect’s residence included one rubber gallon containing liquid substance suspected to be human blood.

“Investigation is still in progress to uncover the mystery behind the cruel act.”

According to Wakil, the Command’s Commissioner, CP Auwal Muhammad, has condemned the ruthless and gruesome killing of the two innocent and very hardworking citizens.

He assured that justice will take its course in the matter.