One suspect who killed a 4-year-old for ritual, died controversially in police custody, 2 days after his arrest. Fidelis Bossman,the suspect, a Togolese, was taken ill and died during interrogation, according to the police, but Johnson Habila Magaji, the father of the victim, Psalm Johnson, said he suspected the claim was a sinister attempt to pervert the course of justice.
On October 15, 2016, Psalm was sold off for N100,000, by a neighbor, Boniface Sani, to Bossman, at Kuruduma 2, Ugwan Hausawa, Asokoro Extension, Abuja. After being arrested, Bossman, a Togolese, revealed that Psalm was immediately strangled for money-making ritual.
The two suspects later led detectives to a riverside behind Asokoro village where the decomposed body of the boy was recovered. 2 days after Bossman’s on October 25, the case took a strange twist. Police informed Mr. Johnson that Mr. Bossman had died
AnjuGuri Mamza,Abuja police command spokesman, said the body was in the mortuary of the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital.
At the Gwagwalada hospital, a mortuary attendant who refused to give out his identity confirmed that the police deposited a body at the mortuary on October 26.