One popular car dealer in Zamfara state and four others have been arraigned before a chief magistrate court over the murder, decapitating and eating the body parts of a nine-year-old boy identified as Ahmad Yakubu Aliyu.
The suspects were brought to the magistrate court on Tuesday amid tight security.
The suspects pleaded not guilty after the magistrate, Sa’adu Gurbin Bore, read the charges against them.
The judge thereafter adjourned the case till February 8 2022 for mention.
The parents of the victim and other sympathisers were in court on Tuesday to call for justice for their murdered son.
According to Aliyu’s parents, the killing of their son troubles them and they would never forgive the suspects.
If found guilty, the five culprits would be sentenced to life imprisonment.