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Gombe Police Arrest Three Over Alleged Possession Of Human Heads


Gombe State Police Command has arrested three suspects said to be specialised in dismembering body parts of corpses at the cemetery in the state, over alleged possession of human heads.

The paraded suspects include: Yale Saleh, 27, Baba Muhammadu, 24, and Aminu Salisu, 22, all from Dinawa village in the Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Gombe State Police Command, Mahid Abubakar, officers were able to retrieve one out of the two human heads the suspects dug from their graves.

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Abubakar said, “Based on credible information, the suspects were arrested in possession of a human head. During preliminary investigation, the suspects confessed that they dug the grave and cut off the head of one Abdullahi Mohammed ‘m’ who was buried on March 28, 2022, at the Dinawa village cemetery.

“The suspects further confessed to have dug the grave of a deceased woman, name yet unknown, at the same Dinawa village cemetery and cut off her head.

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Effort is ongoing to recover the second head. The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation and prosecution.”

Abubakar urged residents to continue to provide officers with relevant information towards curbing heinous crimes in the state.



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