The police in Kogi State have nabbed a prime suspect and his two accomplices who allegedly collaborated in killing a 19-year-old girl for ritual in Adavi LGA of the state.
Under interrogation, they confessed to raping their victim before killing her and also R@ped her corpse after the killing after which they feasted on her flesh.
Self-acclaimed prophet Oluwasegun Otaru of the Voice of Canaan Temple C&S Aladura Church, Adavi and his two accomplices, Oluwasegun Samuel and Yakubu Abdulmumuni, made the revelation yesterday when they were paraded by the Kogi State Police Command, Daily Trust writes.
According to them, they severed the palms of their victims which they roasted and ate as part of their ritual activities for money making.
They were paraded along with seven other suspects arrested by the command over the killing of a policeman and three other persons.
Otaru, who said he was called by God to be a prophet but was overcome by greed, said he arranged the ritual killing of the late Mercy Moses with the belief that it would fetch him N2.5 million at the end of the day.
Spokesman of the Kogi State Police Command, William Aya, said the suspects were arrested following a report of the sudden disappearance of the deceased.
He said the duo of Oluwasegun Samuel and Yakubu Abdulmumuni went to a hotel in the area where they picked the young woman whom they took to the prime suspect’s temple.
He said the two suspects led police team to where the prime suspect was eventually arrested and the remains of the deceased exhumed from a shallow grave.
Aya added that the deceased’s body parts, including head and palms, where recovered from the prime suspect.
Meanwhile, the seven other suspects were paraded in connection with the killings of a policeman and three other persons.
The police gave their names as Ubile Attah, Abdul Tijani, Julius Alhassan, Onuche James, Akwu Audu, Shehu Haliru and Amedu Yakubu.
Aya said the cases were still under investigation and that the suspects would be charged to court upon conclusion.