Father beheads 5-yr-old son for N1m in Adamawa


Detectives attached to the homicide unit of the Adamawa State police command have commenced investigations to unravel the circumstance that led a 24-year-old man to behead his five-year-old son.

The dastardly act occurred last Wednesday in Ganji suburb of Gombi Local Government of Adamawa State, when Baffa Alti, 24, a cattle rearer, lured his biological son, Buba, to the farm and beheaded him.

Adamawa State police command where the suspect alongside his accomplice were paraded gave a vivid account of how the suspects were arrested.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ibrahim Mohammed, a DSP, told newsmen that the father of the prime suspect, Alhaji Guza, had earlier reported to the police in Gombi that his grandson was missing.

Guza also told the police that the boy went to the farm with his father, only for the father to return home without him.

According to the police, when Alhaji Guza accosted his son, asking for  the whereabouts of his grandson, he told his father that he left him behind in the farm and that he would return later.

Days rolled by and the boy did not return from the farm which made Guza to lodge a complaint at the Gombi divisional police station where a search party was commissioned.

The search led to the discovery of the beheaded decomposing body of Buba under a tree in the farm covered with leaves.

The suspect was later arrested and on interrogation, he said one Alhaji Sange Hassan, 63, told him to bring a human head for N1 million.

Baffa Datti confessed to committing the act, saying he intended using the money to raise the status of his father, mother and his family.

Alhaji Sange Hassan who is now cooling his heels in the cell of the state CID with Baffa Alti however, denied ever telling him to bring a human head.

The suspects, according to the police, will soon be charged to court after investigation.

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