Cultists Buried Ex-Community Chairman Alive In Rivers – Police

The operatives of Rivers Police Command have arrested two persons accused of kidnapping and burying alive Praise Daakian, a former Community Development Committee Chairman in Kereken-Boue, Khana Local Government Area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Olatunji Disu, while parading the suspects alongside other 15 suspects before journalists, on Monday, said that the culprits and his accomplices buried the victim alive after collecting N200,000 as part of payment for a ransom from the victim’s wife.

He said: “Anti-Cultism Unit arrested Baridapdo Igia, 33yrs ‘m’ and Elvis Gordon, 26yrs ‘m’, two suspected armed robbers and kidnappers in Kereken-Boue community of Khana Local Government Area.

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“After a series of interrogations, the duo confessed to being leaders of Iceland and Degbam cult groups in Khana Local Government Area, respectively and have been terrorising Khana Local Government Area for the past three years.

“During interrogations, they also admitted to kidnapping and burying alive one Praise Daakian, a former CDC Chairman in Khana Local Government Area. They murdered the victim after collecting the sum of NGN200,000 as part of payment for his ransom from the victim’s wife.

“The duo also confessed to murdering nine other victims from 2021 to 2023 and were the main reason for the partial evacuation of the community within this same period. Investigations are still ongoing to uncover the full scale of the suspects’ operations.”