Ibrahim Umar, a 40-year-old resident of Dankunkuru village in Ungogo local council, Kano State, allegedly killed his two employees after luring them into a Bauchi forest for a charcoal business
According to locals, Umar came to Taranka village in Gamawa local government of Bauchi State where he picked the duo of Kabiru Idi, 36, and Bato Ali, 18, to his working place. He would later kill and bury them in a shallow grave.
The locals suspect that Umar had fed on his victims’ flesh before burying them.
Sani Adamu, a resident, told WikkiTimes that the suspect, after killing the victims, went to their parents and complained that their wards swindled his money and ran away. He then requested another person.
“He was in the process of killing the third one when he was caught,” said Adamu.
Confirming his arrest, Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, spokesperson for Bauchi Police Command said preliminary findings revealed that the suspect allegedly used parts of the victims for rituals, whereas liquid suspected to be human blood was found in his residence.
“On 10/09/2023 at about 0958hrs one Adamu Mohammed ‘m’ aged 57yrs of Taranka village Gamawa LGA, Bauchi State, reported at Gamawa Divisional Police Headquarters, that about one month ago, one Kabiru Idi ‘m’ aged 36yrs and Bato Ali ‘m’ aged 18yrs both of the same address were missing, one Ibrahim Umar ‘m’ aged 40yrs of Dankunkuru village Ungogo LGA Kano State, who came to the said Taranka village for charcoal business was suspected to have perfected the abduction and disappearance the aforementioned persons.
“On receipt of the report, a team of detectives were quickly drafted to the scene and eventually arrested the suspect,” Wakil stated.
He added that the suspect, during the investigation, confessed to having killed and buried the two victims.
“These bodies were established to be those of the missing persons and are certified dead by the medical practitioner,” Wakil said, adding the command had handed over the bodies to their relatives.
Wakil said the command could not confirm whether the suspect fed from the bodies. He, however, warned netizens to desist from the act of posting unverified stories on social media.
He noted that the Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Muhammad condemned the gruesome killings and assured of his resoluteness and commitment to ensure that justice takes its course in this matter.