An over 80-year-old man, Dauda Ibrahim, has been apprehended for kidnapping and killing his fifteen-year-old daughter, Sherifah for ritual purpose.
DAILY POST reports that the incident occurred in Idah Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The suspect is said to be a staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, in the department of Works and Fire Services unit.
He was alleged to have perpetrated the nefarious act, alongside two other people, Isah Adams and one Adah.
A source stated that the deceased, the victim, Sherifah was kidnapped on 4th August, 2022, at their residence in Okenya, along Itayi street, in the Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of the State.
The source added that the girl’s remains were discovered in a shallow grave a few days after her disappearance, with the body mutilated, while some vital organs were missing.
SP Williams Ayah, the State command’s Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident, explained that the suspect and his accomplices were presently under police custody.
According to the State PPRO, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka has directed that the matter be transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department in Lokoja for further investigation.
He explained, “The commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, has ordered for an investigation into the case of an alleged kidnap, killing and disappearance of the body parts of a young lady identified as Miss Sherrifah, a 15-year-old girl in Idah by her father.”
The PPRO assured that a thorough investigation into the matter would be carried out by the police operatives to ascertain the circumstances leading to the kidnap and death of the deceased.