Man who killed, burned and buried girlfriend in shallow grave got arrested by police in Bauchi

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The Bauchi state police command said it has arrested a 27 year old Munkaila Ado for allegedly killing his pregnant girlfriend, Safiya Alhaji Danladi after an attempted abortion.

A press release signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil said an accomplice, one Muazu Umaru, aged 35yrs was also arrested in connection with the crime.

The PPRO said that the arrest of the suspects followed a formal complaint by the father of the victim, Alhaji Danladi Mohammed of Mai’ari Arewa village, Pali on 10th August, 2022.

According to the press release, Alhaji Danladi Mohammed lodged a formal complaint at the Divisional Police Headquarters Alkaleri that, on 04/08/2022 his biological daughter, one Safiya Alhaji Danladi ‘f’ aged 13yrs of the Same address left home suspected missing.

The PPRO said the victim’s father told police that he strongly suspected his house boy, one Munkaila Ado ‘m’ aged 27yrs and one Muazu Umaru aged 35yrs all of the same address to be the principal suspects on the whereabouts of his missing daughter.

SP Wakil said in the process of investigation, the scene was visited by the police led by DPO Alkaleri and evacuated the victim to General Hospital Alkaleri, where she was certified dead by a medical Doctor.

“on interrogation, the suspect confessed that the missing girl was his girlfriend who was four-month pregnant to the knowledge of her mother but unknown to the father Alhaji Danladi Mohammed”, the PPRO said.

SP Wakil said that the suspect further revealed that he conspired with the mother of the missing girl and his accomplice Muazu Umar and took the victim to Gombe to procure an abortion.

“Thereafter, on reaching Gombe the victim was led to one Hajiya Amina Abubakar ‘f’ 50yr-old house in Jekada Fari behind specialist hospital Gombe where the victim was administered with some substances to cause miscarriage”, the press release quoted the suspect, Munkaila Ado as saying.

SP Wakil said the suspect revealed that eventually on their way to mai’ari village along Akko LGA Gombe State, himself and his accomplice strangulated the victim to death.

The press release said after the victim died, the suspects burnt her body beyond recognition and buried her in a shallow grave at a nearby bush in Akko LGA Gombe state.

SP Wakil said that the Bauchi state police under, CP Umar Mamman Sanda has assured that the general public will continue to be updated as the investigation unfolds.

He said that the CP directed that the case be transferred to SCID for discreet investigation.

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