Delta State Police Criminal Investigation Department has commenced investigation into the gruesome murder of an 11-year-old girl identified as Aghogho Igbi by a teenager, Silas Anidi who allegedly beheaded her for ritual purposes.
He was also alleged to have attempted to kill her sister, Favour, 13, when he was caught by neighbours. Silas, who is the only son of the General Overseer of God Peculiar Evangelical Ministry, Sapele, Delta State and a family friend to the Igbi’s family, had during a visit, smartly beheaded little Aghogho and was about to do same to the deceased’s sister, Favour, when neighbours intervened and got him arrested.
According to the police, Silas, 15, is currently in custody while his accomplice, simply identified as Christian is still at large. Giving horrific details on how he carried out the act, Silas claimed that he was lured to commit the crime by his friend, Christian. “It was his brother who is in Ghana that gave us the contract. He promised to pay us N50,000 and also help us to relocate to Ghana. I started monitoring the Igbi’s family because I know that they used to leave their children at home and go out. Luckily on November 28, 2015, I visited their house and as God will have it, their elder sister, Janet said that she wanted to go to school for evening lesson. I was excited that I was left alone with the much younger ones. “I sat down on the rug and was watching cartoon network with Aghogho. While she was busy enjoying herself, I dragged her head back and sliced her throat.
“I rushed to the next room where Favour was sleeping and tried to do the same but she woke up and started struggling with me. I tried to slice her throat but she started screaming. I only managed to stab her in the head but her screams were too much that neighbours were attracted. I was about to escape when neighbours caught me”, Silas confessed. Begging for mercy, Silas claimed that he cannot explain what led him into such a horrible act. “I am the son of the General Overseer of God Peculiar Evangelical Ministry, Sapele, Delta State. I am ashame of myself because my family especially my dad will be disappointed in me. I was not satisfied with the little money that we made in the church that is why I wanted to travel to Ghana to make money. I was deceived that until we get human head that we will not succeed. He promised to pay N50,000 for each human head”, he added.