Chief Magistrates’ Court in Minna, today ordered the remand of a 55-year-old woman Fatima Tsaraka for allegedly killing her grandson.
Fatima was arraigned alongside Amina Mohammed, 65, and Zhitsun Aliyu, 38, for a three count charge of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide and cannibalism.
The accused were arraigned on Sept 1, but the prosecutor requested for adjournment to enable police conclude investigation.
At the resumed hearing of the case, the Magistrate, Mr Hamidu Bima, ordered the continued detention of the accused pending a legal advice from the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The case was adjourned to September 25.
Initially, the Prosecutor, Cpl. Moses Mbaga, had told the court that the victim’s father, Mr. Mohammed Doko of Koso Village, in Lavun Local Government Area, reported the matter to the Police on August 15.
He said the complaint alleged that the accused abducted the boy, took him to a close-by bush where they slathered him, eat his flesh and drank his blood.
The offences contravened Sections 97,221 and 218 of the panel code, prosecutor said.
The accused, who pleaded guilty to the charges, however appealed for leniency and also blamed their act on a spell cast on them by witches