Bauchi man, Haruna Ezekiel, burns his 80-year-old uncle to death over withcraft allegations
The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Haruna Ezekiel for allegedly killing his 80-year-old paternal uncle over witchcraft allegation.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, December 8, 2022, said the suspect had confronted the deceased, Sunday Saleh, accusing him of initiating his son into witchcraft.
According to the PPRO, Ezekiel, 35, hit the victim with a stick on the head and dragged the body into his house.
He set the entire house ablaze.
As a result, the victim’s body was burnt beyond recognition. The suspect therefore packed the burnt body and buried it in a shallow grave.