A 16-year-old suspect was arrested for attempting to exhume a corpse from a grave at Chanchaga cemetery in Niger state.
The suspect, Lawal Abubakar, of Kasuwan-Gwari in Minna, was arrested by police operatives attached to Chanchaga Division on Saturday, May 21.
During interrogation, he confessed to having conspired with one Salisu of the same address, presently at large, to get body parts and cloth of a corpse from the cemetery at the rate of five thousand.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement on Tuesday, May 24, said the suspect equally engaged in a similar act last year at Bosso cemetery where he exhumed and removed four fingers of a corpse.
“He confessed further that he was sent by one Sadiq to get the fingers and was paid three thousand naira,” the PPRO stated.
“Case under investigation as effort to apprehend Hamisu and Sadiq is ongoing, suspects will be prosecuted accordingly after investigation,” he added.