A 22-year-old man, Mustapha Aliyu, has confessed to beheading three boys and one girl in various villages in the outskirts of Abuja.
He said for each of the male victim’s head he severed, he was paid N170,000 while he was paid N160,000 for the female head.
He was on a mission for the fifth head on the 19th of May, 2019, when he was caught by personnel of the Police Force
Speaking during his parade, the Commissioner of Police in charge of FCT, CP Bala Ciroma said efforts are being intensified to arrest his master who is currently at large.
On how he got involved in the act, Aliyu said: “I approached Mallam Yahaya because I was stranded and I needed N7000 for my 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. 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.
While I was walking, I saw a boy and I did as the Mallam instructed. I touched the boy and he didn’t make sound. I later beheaded him and got N170,000 as payment for the job.
I have so far beheaded four children, I was on a mission to behead the fifth child when police arrested me.”