The police in Kogi state have arrested a fifty-year-old man identified as Dauda Ibrahim who hails from Idah in Idah Local Government Area, over the alleged kidnapping and killing of his fifteen-year-old daughter, Sherifah for ritual purpose.
The suspect who is said to be a staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Idah in the department of Works and Fire Services unit was alleged to have conspired with two other people, Isah Adams and one Adah to perpetrate the nefarious act.
According to the report, the late Sherifah was said to have been kidnapped on August 4, 2022, at their residence in Okenya along Itayi street in the Igalamela/Odolu Local Government area of the State.
It was gathered that the girl’s remains were discovered in a shallow grave a few days after her disappearance, with the body mutilated and some vital organs missing.
Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Williams Ayah, said the suspect and his accomplice are in police custody.
“The commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, has ordered for an investigation into the case of an alleged kidnap, killing and disappearance of body parts of a young lady identified as Miss Sherrifah, a fifteen-year-old girl in Idah by her father” he said
He added that the police will conduct a thorough investigation into the matter to establish the circumstances leading to the kidnap and death of the deceased.