Manhood Theft: Bauchi Local Security Members Kill Suspect, Arrest 2

Members of a quasi-security outfit in Bauchi have killed a suspect, Yohanna Abubakar, 35, through excessive beating during interrogation in a bid to force him to admit the allegations against him.

The police in the state disclosed the killing of the suspect in Bauchi yesterday.

Giving insights into the incident, the police said, “The command through sources of information and monitoring activities of security complementary bodies (quasi-security outfits) to check their activities, where on 28/09/2023 at about 0300hrs monitoring detectives received a piece of information from a reliable source that on 26/09/2023 at about 1930hrs on some professional hunters.”

The state commissioner of police, CP Musa Mohammed Auwal, at a press conference in Bauchi, gave names of the professional hunters as Muhammad, Umar 43, of Takanda village and Hussain Umar, 35, of Zaranda Village.

“The above-mentioned quasi-outfit members acted and arrested the following persons namely: Joshua Yonana, 30, Bitrus Iliya, 27, and Yonana Abubakar, 35, all of Waya village respectively.

During interrogation by the quasi-members led to the beating-up of the suspects in a bid to force them and unravel the facts of the allegation against them.

“Suddenly, one of the suspects Yonana Abubakar collapsed and was rushed to a nearby clinic, later died and was confirmed by a medical doctor.

On receipt of the report, a team of detectives led by DPO Toro swung into action, rushed to the scene and arrested the members of the professional hunters to reap what they had sown, while the corpse was released to the relatives for burial,” he said.

Police preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were alleged of spiritually stealing a male organ of one Usman Sale, 28, of Sabon Garin Nabardo.

Speaking with journalists, the suspects (Bitrus and Joshua) confessed to have committed the alleged offence.

The CP said investigation is still ongoing, after which the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution accordingly.