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Suspected ritualist arrested while attempting to sacrifice a 9-year-old girl

A suspected ritual killer simply identified as Achor has been apprehended by Soldiers while attempting to sacrifice a 9 years old girl.

CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday, in Ibaa community, in the Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State.

It was leant that the suspect waylaid the minor when she had gone into the bush to throw refuse.

According to a source, the Parents of the girl raised alarm when their daughter who had gone to throw refuse didn’t show up.


The source said, “The suspect took the minor to an abandoned compound and was in the process of performing the ritual when he ran out of luck.”

“He tied the girl with white cloths, applied white clay on her body, while a coffin was already stationed for the ritual purpose when he was caught by Soldiers combing the area upon the disappearance of the minor.”

“The suspect have been handed to the Police in Rumiji, “the source added.

Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, had ordered that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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