A 9-year-old pupil of Muhawshat Primary School, Jalingo, Taraba State identified as Muhammaded Suddas Umar Yola has been strangled to death by his Arabic teacher.
The son of prominent Jalingo-based businessman, went missing on Sunday night when he went for Magrib prayer in a Mosque near their house.
However, when Suddas did not return home after the prayers, a search party was organized to look for him.
Meanwhile, one of his friends told his parents how the Arabic teacher, identified as Hashiru Bala, had been asking them about the movement of the victim as well as that of his brothers and sisters.
It was at this point that the teacher was called in and asked if he had seen the boy, but he initially denied ever seeing him.
However, when operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) were called in, he confessed that he was the one that strangled Suddas to death.
Hashiru later led security operatives to a compound where he dumped his body. The deceased was his father’s favourite and once travelled with him to Saudi Arabia on holy pilgrimage.