Police Arrest Suspected Ritualists, Native Doctor in Delta

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The police in Delta State have smashed a gang of ritualists and arrested a native doctor working with them, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe stated on Tuesday in a press release.

He said that on June 24th, one Ejiro Okoro, 35, reported that the corpse of his sister (Name withheld), 65, who died sometime in 2019 and was buried at Ekpan Ovu, was exhumed by unknown persons.

“On the strength of this report, the DPO Isiokolo Division swung into action, and detailed police detectives to investigate. During the course of investigation, information gathered through intelligence revealed that it was one Godfrey Akpudje, 60, a native doctor that exhumed the corpse and removed the skull, he was immediately arrested and two human skulls were recovered from him. He said he got one of the skulls from Osun State from a native doctor who is now late.”

In another development, Edafe said on June 28th, Police Dragon Patrol Team 31 while on Stop-and-search duty at Nsukwa junction along Ogwashi-Uku/Kwale road, intercepted a commuter Sienna bus travelling from Asaba to Kwale.

“All passengers were asked to submit themselves for search. During the search three suspects were found with a container filled with fresh human blood, the three suspects namely Monday Nwite, 27, Madabuchi Nweke, 26 and Nwite Sunday, 21 all of Ebenta village in Ohaukwu LGA, Ebonyi State were immediately arrested.

“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to have murdered some unknown persons in Ebonyi State and were on their way with the murdered person’s blood to a native doctor whose identity is unknown for now but resides in Kwale. They were taking the blood to the said native doctor for ritual purposes,” the PPRO said.

He added that a rosary necklace tied with charms was also recovered from the suspects.

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