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Police nab teenager attempting to exhume body in Niger cemetery

The suspect said he was working with one Hamisu, currently at large, to get body parts and clothes from the cemetery.

• May 23, 2022
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The police command in Niger says it has arrested 16-year-old Lawal Abubakar of Kasuwan-Gwari in Minna, suspected of attempting to exhume a body in Chanchaga cemetery.

Spokesperson of the police in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, who announced this in an interview, said the suspect was arrested at about 10:20 a.m on Saturday.

“The suspect was arrested at Chanchaga cemetery when he allegedly attempted to exhume a body from a grave,” he said.

Mr Abiodun said that during interrogation, Mr Abubakar confessed to having conspired with one Hamisu of the same address, currently at large, to get body parts and clothes from a body in the cemetery.

The spokesperson said that the case was still under investigation, and that efforts were underway to apprehend Mr Hamisu, who would be prosecuted after investigation.

(NAN)

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