Police Arrest Man Who Buried Nine-year-old With N1,000 Note

Police Arrest Man Who Buried Nine-year-old With N1,000 Note

…Police in Kwara state have detained a man for reportedly burying a nine-year-old child with a N1,000 note…

Alade James has been detained for allegedly killing and burying Faith Samuel, a nine-year-old child by Kwara State Police Command in North Central Nigeria.

According to the police, James buried the victim in Offa, Kwara State’s Offa Local Government Area, with the intention of utilizing her in a money ritual.

Ajayi Okasanmi, the state Police Public Relations Officer, stated in a statement that operatives who excavated the body recovered a N1,000 note buried alongside it.

Okasanmi said the suspect confessed to killing the girl for a money ritual.

The statement read in part, “Around 6.12pm of Saturday, September 25, 2021, acting on actionable intelligence, a team of policemen arrested a man, Alade James of Alawe compound, Offa, in the process of burying a corpse in the Ikotun area of Offa.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had killed and buried the nine-year-old girl, Faith Samuel, of Onireke area Offa.

“The corpse was recovered with a N1,000 note buried with it.

“The body was deposited at a mortuary for an autopsy after a doctor certified the girl dead.

“The parents of the deceased have been contacted, while the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, Tuesday Assayomo, has ordered a discreet investigation into the murder.”

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