A 21-year-old man identified as Sabiu Usman has been arrested for allegedly killing his master’s son and burying him in a shallow grave outside his house in the Kaduna Road area of the state.
A statement from the divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Sabon-Wuse, CSP Lateef Abiodun, said Usman was arrested by the police a day after the incident and has been transferred to the Police Criminal Investigation Department in Minna, the state capital on Friday.
The corpse of the victim, Yasir Salisu, 13, was exhumed and was given a proper burial last Monday, following the suspect’s arrest.
He was said to have led the policemen to the place where the victim was buried.
The mother of the deceased said the suspect had before the incident met her to demand the phone number of his master, claiming to have lost contact with him.
It was learnt that a friend of the suspect was also arrested for playing a role in the burial of the deceased.