Police arrest three teenagers for alleged ritual killing
Posted by News Express | 4 January 2022 | 599 times
By IGONIKO ODUMA, Yenagoa
Men of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested three teenage suspects for alleged attempted ritual killing.
The command, in a statement on Tuesday issued by its spokesperson, SP Asinim Butswat, said the suspects were nabbed with the support of the Sagbama LGA youths.
It gave the identities of the suspects as Emomotimi Magbisa, Perebi Aweke and Eke Prince, who are all 15 years of age.
The statement said they “allegedly accosted one Endeley Comfort ‘f’ 13 years, hypnotised her to follow them to the apartment of Emomotimi Magbisa in Sagbama community, cut her finger and sprinkle the blood on a mirror for ritual purposes.
“Vigilant youths noticed the suspicious movements of the suspects and raised alarm.
“The suspects were subsequently arrested and some substance suspected to be charms were recovered from them. The suspects have confessed to the crime.
“The victim was rescued and rushed to the hospital for medical attention. The suspects have been transferred to the Anti-kidnapping unit for discreet investigation.”
The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Ben Okolo, commended the efforts of the community youths for vigilance in the area. (Daily Independent)