A 60-year-old man identified as Abubakar Abdulkadir has been arrested for allegedly being in possession of roasted human parts in Taraba State.
Speaking on Friday in Jalingo, the state capital, the spokesperson for the Police Command in the state, David Misal said Abdulkadir was apprehended at Alin-Gora Village in Ardo-kola Council Area of the state.
Misal said the suspect was arrested with body parts suspected to be that of his “nephew, Ali Gimba, who was reported missing since April 27.” According to Misal:
“He was found in possession of body parts of the missing boy. He roasted part of the boy’s body and loaded it in a sack. “We also recovered a knife and a hoe which the suspect used in digging a hole to pour and cover the boy’s blood,”
“We want to know the purpose of this crime. Is it for ritual; to eat the flesh, or for sale.”