The Bauchi State Police Command, Northeast Nigeria has arrested a 27-year-old man, Munkaila Ado, who have already confessed to killing a minor, 13-year-old girl, Safiya Alhaji Danladi, who was his lover.
Safiya had earlier been declared missing by her father after her whereabouts could not be ascertained, forcing the him to lodge a complaint at the Police Station.
The suspect, Munkaila Ado, narrated that the missing Safiya was his girlfriend and was about four months pregnant for him to the knowledge of her mother but unknown to the father, Alhaji Danladi Mohammed.
The suspect revealed that he conspired with the mother of the missing girl and his accomplice, Muazu Umar and took the victim to Gombe to procure an abortion.
He said that on reaching Gombe, the victim was led to one Hajiya Amina Abubakar, 50 years old, in Jekada Fari behind Specialist Hospital, Gombe where the abortion was done.
He added that Safiya was administered with some substances to cause miscarriage but eventually on their way to Mai’ari village along Akko LGA Gombe State, Munkaila and his friend decided to strangulate the victim.
Ado further said that Safiya fell unconscious and died and he and his friend burnt her body beyond recognition after which they buried her in a shallow grave at a nearby bush in Akko LGA Gombe State.
The two suspects were arrested by the Police after, sadly, they had violated the human rights and dignity of the deceased girl child.
Irked by the gruesome murder, the Bauchi State Police Commissioner, Umar Sanda, has ordered for full-scale investigation into the case in order to ascertain the truth.
The Police is investigating the two suspects, Munkaila and Muazu, for criminal Conspiracy and Culpable Homicide.
According to a statement from the Bauchi State Police Command and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, the deceased father, Alhaji Danladi Mohammed of Mai’ari Arewa village Pali lodged a formal complaint at the Divisional Police Headquarters Alkaleri on August 10, 2022.
Mohammed alleged that on August 4, 2022 his daughter Safiya,13, left home and was declared missing.
The bereaved father said he strongly suspected his house boy, Munkaila Ado, 27 years and one Muazu Umaru, aged 35, as the principal suspects on the whereabouts of his missing daughter.
“On the strength of that preliminary investigation commence,” Wakil disclosed.
He said the scene was visited led by Divisional Police Officer of Alkaleri and evacuated the victim to General Hospital Alkaleri where the teenager was certified dead by a medical Doctor.
The Command assured the general public that it will continue to be updated as the investigation unfolds as the Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation.