Abuja pastor, son arrested over female corpse

Nigeria Police policemen

Police in the Kubwa area of the FCT have arrested a pastor and his son over a mutilated female corpse dumped in the area.

The corpse was cut into nine parts with some animals and placed in a dump.

Daily Trust reports that a source said on Tuesday that the unnamed pastor and his son were arrested following a report by a tricycle aka Keke rider.

The 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 pm and 10 pm on Sunday.

According to 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 police arrested the pastor and his son on Monday afternoon and sealed the church premises on Tuesday, the newspaper reports.

Kubwa police divisional police officer Abubakar Abdulkarim is quoted to have said two people were in police custody, although he did not name them.