The Police Command in Kebbi has arrested a 37-year-old man, Danbaba Umar, in Kaoje, Bagudo Local Government Area, who specialises in exhuming corpses from graves for ritual purposes.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ibrahim Kabiru, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday that the arrest of the suspect followed a tip-off.
The 37-year old man was said to have gone to one of the burial grounds at Kaoje around 3:30 am early in the week, exhumed the remains of a man from the grave, severed the parts and took some of it away.
He said the suspect confessed to the crime, claiming he was sent by one Malam Muhammed from Sokoto.
Speaking, the suspect said he was a driver and had been carrying planks from Zaria to Sokoto before he was introduced into the business.
“This is my first time; I have never done it before. Malam Muhammed sent me to get the human parts from burial ground. I didn’t know it will put me in this trouble,” he said.