Police nabs ritualist in Anambra

Posted by News Express | 25 August 2017 | 2,942 times

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•Anambra Police Commissioner Garba Baba Umar

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly offering human beings for money making rituals.

According to a statement issued on Thursday by the state Commissioner of Police, Garba Baba Umar, the suspect, whose name was given as Chukwuemeka Okafor, was arrested at Ifite in Awka by detectives attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squard of the Command.

“Suspect in his desperation to get rich by all means offered three members of his families, including his father, brother and sister. In addition to his family members, he further downloaded five pictures of his Facebook friends, printed the pictures and offered them for the alleged ritual purposes,” the statement read.

The Police also disclosed that preliminary investigation further revealed that the suspect obtained N100,000 from his father under false pretence that he would set up a business venture. However, it was unknown to the father that the money would be used to settle the ‘native doctor’ for alleged money ritual of which the father himself was a victim.

Exhibits recovered from the suspect, according to the Police, included eight photographs of victims, including three members of his family and five Facebook friends in addition to N100,000 cash.

“Suspect has voluntarily confessed to the offence and is assisting the Police with useful information that could aid investigation after which he would be charged to court for prosecution,” the Police said, adding that all arrangements were in place to ensure that the governorship primaries for all political parties are conducted hitch free in the state.

“One major factor for the overall success of the exercise is the support of the good people of Anambra State who were observed to be extremely cooperative with the personnel of the security agencies. We are indeed in an era where community policing remains the vogue and the people we are serving continue to demand excellent service,” the Commissioner said.

Source: News Express

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