Three people including the paternal grandmother
have been arrested by the Niger State police
command for slaughtering a 9-year-old boy and
using the body to prepare pepper soup delicacy.
The incidence happened in Koso village in Lavun
Local Government Area of Niger State.
Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command,
Mr. Olusola Amore, told newsmen that the family
of the late boy had reported Liman Doo
Mohammed�s mysterious disappearance to the
police on the 9th of last month.
However, another report hinted the police that
they should beam their search light on the
paternal grandmother of the deceased, because he
was last seen in her company.
He said based on this vital information, detectives
were put on red alert to closely monitor the
grandmother called Fatima Sarki�s movement.
Also arrested with her were other relations
suspected to be her collaborators.
Amore said on interrogation, the grandmother
confessed to have been involved in the dastardly
act and mentioned one Zhitsu Aliyu whom she
said actually slaughtered the boy.
Another accomplice mentioned was one Amina
Musa, who was accused of helping to cook the
All the suspects have been charged to court on a
three count charge of criminal conspiracy,
culpable homicide and cannibalism.
According to the Commissioner, �The pots and
plates the suspects used in cooking and serving
themselves with the said cooked human flesh
were recovered and are now exhibits.�