Borno police exhume corpse from shallow grave, arrest one

The Borno State Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested one suspect in connection with a hacked body buried in a shallow grave in the Jiddari-Polo area of Maiduguri.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Nahun Daso, said in a statement on Thursday in Maiduguri, that the suspect was arrested on March 25.

He said that the decomposed body was exhumed from the shallow grave on March 11, following a report by one Umar Muhammed, that he found a grave, digger and two knives in his uncompleted building.

“On receiving the report, detectives from GRA Police Station visited the scene and exhumed the body which was further taken to State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri for autopsy.

“Then on March 25, police investigation led to the arrest of one Ibrahim Muhammed, who confessed to have conspired with his master, one Usman, still at large, and Mustapha Modu, a labourer who dug the shallow grave where the body was buried.

“He also confessed that he was paid the sum of N1,500 to carry out the assignment,” Daso added.

The spokesman assured all that efforts were being made to arrest the other suspects.

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