Adamawa state Police Command has on Tuesday paraded a 24 year old man Bappa Alti of Gamji Village, in Gombi local Government Area of Adamawa state for beheading his 5year old son Buba Bappah for the sum of one Million Naira which he intends to use in purchasing cows.
The father of the beheaded child, Baffa Alti (left) and Alhaji Sange Hassan, the accomplice.
command’s spokesman D. S. P Muhammad Ibrahim said the arrest of Alti,
was sequel to a complaint that the suspect has earlier in the day took
the boy to his farm only to return without him and could not give a
convincing explanation about the boy's whereabouts.
D. S. P
Ibrahim explained that, following the failure of Alti to convince the
grandfather of the deceased when he enquired about the whereabouts of
his grandson sparked suspicious about the I'll motives of Alti which led
to the involvement of the Police in the matter.
According to the
PPRO, following the dissatisfaction of the grandfather by the
explanation of his son, he mobilized a search team, which on arriving
the farm found the mutilated body of the
grandfather mobilized some men for a search and unfortunately on
reaching the farm, they discovered the dead body without a head”, he
D. S .P Ibrahim maintained that, the grand father (Alti
Alhaji Guja) reported the matter to the Police which led to the arrest
of the murderous father; who also confessed in the course of
have killed his son with his own hands using a stick
and a machete in anticipation of a million Naira from one Alhaji Sange
Hassan of the village.
The principal suspect Alti Bappa while
fielding questions from newsmen confessed to have committed the crime,
saying that it was Alhaji Sange Hassan that motivated him to bring a
human head for N 1Million just as he blamed the devil for manipulating
his spirit to commit such a hideous crime while expressing suitable
penitence for Allah's forgiveness.
Bappa said he wanted to use
the money to buy cattle for rearing and also take adequate care of his
family, most especially his aged parents.
However in his
response, the alleged ritualist, (Alh. Sanje Hassan) who is the ward
head of Ganji village denied the allegation, insisting that it was a set
up aimed at blackmailing his person.
D.S.P Muhammad said that as soonas investigations are concluded the suspects will be charged to Court for prosecution.