Update: Abuja pastor, son arrested over mutilated female corpse dumped near river
Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have arrested a pastor and his son over the mutilated female corpse dumped by the Kubwa river.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that butchered body of a yet-to-be-identified lady was found on Monday morning by a river in PW area, near Deeper Life Church in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja.
Suspected ritualists were believed to have dumped the beheaded corpse of the naked woman packed inside two bags beside the river.
According to Daily Trust, a source on Tuesday said that pastor and his son were arrested after a tricycle rider approached the police and told them that he conveyed the three sacks used in concealing the remains of the victim and those of the animals.
The tricycle rider reportedly told the police that the son of the pastor met him around Gbazango junction on the Kubwa Expressway and took him to a nearby church for a charter service between 9 and 10pm on Sunday.
The source, “The son lied to the Keke rider that the sacks were scraps and asked him to take them to the PW Bridge dumping site. The rider charged him N1,000.
“It was the following morning after the baban bola (scavengers) broke the bags in their usual search for items that they discovered the contents and alerted people. The information got to the Keke rider and he voluntarily led the police to the church.’’
The aforementioned publication reported that a resident in the church area said that the pastor’s son in handcuffs and the pastor were being led out of the building by the police around 3pm on Monday into a police van.
He said the police later returned to the area on Tuesday afternoon to make further search on the building before they sealed the church premises.
The Divisional Police Officer of Kubwa, CSP Abubakar Abdulkarim, confirmed that two people were in police custody in connection to the militated body dumped by the river.