A 39-year-old suspected kidnapper and ritual killer, Mr. Yakubu Hamidu, has given a chilling account of how he and members of his gang hacked down their victims.
Hamidu, who hails from Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, according to the police, was the leader of the deadly gang, whose job was to supply vital male and female organs to some personalities within Kogi and some adjoining states.
The suspect, who was the commander of Vigilance Group in Ankpa at the time these heinous crimes were committed, was presented before journalists at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, over the weekend. Asked how much he was paid upon supply of human intestines and other vital organs, he said: “First time, it was N300,000.” Hamidu said there were other times that he and other partners in crime got N200,000 and N150,000 respectively.
He said: “Actually, I was arrested in respect of the supply of human organs to Abdullahi Ibrahim and Shuaibu Adamu.”
Both Ibrahim and Adamu, however, denied the claim, even as they accused Hamidu of being sponsored by unnamed persons, to implicate them in the crime.
The vigilante commander told journalists that: “It’s true that I was approached to look for female organs. We took the job.
“We shot the person with a single-barrelled gun. The driver drove the person inside the bush and removed the organ. The second time we moved to the same area, we saw another person; the driver dragged the person inside the bush and removed the organ. I was the one that shot the first person.
“After that one, we went for another assignment, until 2016 and 2017, when they called me for another assignment.
We were asked to look for human intestines. We went for the assignment. I held a victim on his head, and my colleague hit him with stick. That was when we got the intestines.”
While presenting the suspects, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Jimoh Moshood, said Hamidu, “gang leader, a native of Ankpa and the vigilante leader in the community along with his vigilante guards are the hit-men responsible for the killings of several victims and removing their organs, mostly male and female organs, including other body parts such as the head, kidney, and other vital body organs and sell them to personalities within and outside the state for rituals.
“During interrogations, the gang leader, Yakubu Hamidu, and his members now in police custody confessed to the crime and admitted that they were sponsored and working for Abdulahi Ibrahim Ali aka Halims and Alhaji Shaibu Adamu aka Aye-Marina whom they handover the body parts to after killing their victims and severing their body organs and collecting huge sums of money in hundred thousands of naira. Aye-Marina’s driver known as Zakaru receives the body parts from Yakubu Hamidu.”
Credit: New Telegraph