Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr Tunde Ogunsakin Thursday said that men of the state command have arrested a ritualist and kidnapper in Igwuruta area of the state. A human skull was among items recovered from him.
According to the Police Commissioner, the suspect confessed that the human skull was that of a lady he allegedly murdered for money rituals.
“The Special Anti Robbery Squad responded to a tip-off and led a combined team to arrest a suspect of cultism, kidnap and ritual killing in his home in Igwuruta, Rivers State on June 24, 2014.
“At the point of his arrest, the suspect was discovered to be in possession of two locally made pistols, live ammunition and a human skull. These were recovered from him.
“Upon subsequent investigation, it was revealed that the skull was that of a lady murdered by the suspect and his gang. The suspect also owned up to using the skull as a medium to get rich, claiming that the skull speaks to him and provides him with 10, 20, 30 Naira notes after special sacrifice.
“The suspect has since confessed his membership of the brutal cult group, Dey‑well,” Ogunsakin said.