Aminu Baba, a famous businessman who owns Aminchi Motors in Gusau, Zamfara state, has opened up to journalists about his criminal actions.
In one of the most extraordinary cases in Nigerian criminal history, the self-confessed cannibal admitted that he eats and sells human body parts.
“We removed the penis, eyeballs, intestines, and esophagus, and I used to eat and sell these human organs,” the suspect told newsmen shortly after being paraded by the Zamfara state police commissioner, Mr Ayuba N Elkanah.
According to a news publication by Daily Trust Aminu Baba admitted to consuming and selling human parts to unknown people after being apprehended by the police.
He was apprehended last week in Gusau for the murder and dismemberment of a 9-year-old kid.
Shortly after being paraded by the state police commissioner Mr Ayuba N Elkanah, the suspect told journalists that he has three wives and 19 children.
“I paid them N500,000 for each of the killing of the two young boys. We removed penis, eyes, intestines and Esophagus and I used to eat these human organs and sell some to those who need them,” he said.
He, however, remained tight-lipped about where he got the money to pay the killers and whether he had any accomplices in the state.
According to the police commissioner, the other suspect, Abdulshakur Mohammad, confessed to being hired by Aminu Baba to source human parts for the third time.
He claimed that after the first and second operations, he received N500,000 each before being arrested.
He allegedly conspired with Baba and one Ahmad Tukur to lure their last victim, a 9 Year Old boy, into an uncompleted building.
They removed his intestines, esophagus, private part, and two eyes after killing him, according to Mohammad, and carried them to Aminu Baba, who gave them N500,000 as arranged.
The remains of the nine-year-old boy named Ahmad Yakubu Aliyu was discovered in an uncompleted building in Gusau’s Barakallahu neighborhood about two weeks ago.
Ahmad, the murdered 9 Year old boy, vanished shortly after returning from Islamiyya School in the Gadar Baga neighborhood of the city.
However, when the owner of the uncompleted building returned to resume work on his site, he discovered the small boy’s decomposing body. He quickly shut down the site and reported the incident to the authorities, who eventually confirmed Ahmad’s death and dumped body.