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Police arrest 3 suspected cultists in Bauchi

Men of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested three suspected cultists for allegedly killing two persons in Kuhu-Durum village in Bauchi LGA. The command’s…

Men of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested three suspected cultists for allegedly killing two persons in Kuhu-Durum village in Bauchi LGA.

The command’s spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement, said that on February 18, 2024 at about 0920 hours, a distress call was received at the Durum Outstation from one Abubakar Shehu that on the same date at about 0900 hours he observed the body of a young man yet to be identified lying down in a bush on the outskirts of Kuhu village.

Wakil explained that a patrol team attached to C Division swiftly moved to the scene and evacuated the body to the ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for medical examination, where he was certified dead by a medical doctor.

He further said that on February 19, 2024, another distress call was received from the same location on another corpse observed in the same area.

He said, “A patrol team led by the DPO C Division drove to the scene for the second time. The area was carefully viewed and footsteps of people were observed. The body was also taken to the same hospital and was certified dead by a medical doctor. Both corpses were viewed and no physical injury or mark of violence or strangulation was observed. The two eyes of the last body recovered were forcefully punctured. There is no means of identification found on both corpses.”

He noted that earlier before the information on the second corpse, on the same February 18, 2024, three suspects: Hoomvez Martins Nyelong, alias Slim, Daniel Audu Adamu and Maigari Inuwa, alias Mega Fashion World, were seen roaming the area, hence that they were arrested and failed to give a satisfactory account of their mission, adding that two of the suspects were students of ATBU while one of them claimed to have graduated from the University of Jos.

He further said, “Investigation suspected them to be members of a cult group behind the gruesome killing of the two.

“Further investigation revealed that the first suspect (Hoomvez Martins Nyelong) was seen in the area where the first corpse was found with two others in the early hours of Sunday, February 18. Also, WhatsApp chats found in his mobile phone revealed that he was the one that dropped off the first corpse whose relatives appeared and identified him to be one Reheboth Joseph Deshi of Rafin Zurfi Yelwa area, Bauchi.”

 

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