Aminu Baba, a vehicle trader who engages in cannibalism, has been charged by the Zamfara State Police Command. The suspect was brought before a Chief Magistrates Court in Gusau, the state capital, for prosecution together with four other suspects.
Baba, 57, was detained in Gusau with the other suspects in the killing and dismemberment of Ahmad Yakubu, a 9-year-old kid.
When the father of 19 children was displayed by the police, he admitted to eating and selling human organs.
The suspects were arraigned by the police on three count charges bordering on criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide and cannibalism offences which are contrary to sections 97, 222 and 218 of the Penal Code Law.
Justice Garba directed that the second and third defendants who are below 18 years – Abdullahi Buba and Ahmed Tukur, 14, to be remanded in a remand home
while Abdulshakur Moh’d Tukur, Aminu Baba and Nura Usman were remanded to correctional centre.
The matter has been adjourned to February 8 pending the conclusion of the police investigation.
The family members of the 9-year-old Ahmad Yakubu who was allegedly killed by the cannibal protested at the court premises, demanding justice for their late son.