Police arrest kidnappers, ritualists, recover human parts | Dailytrust

Police arrest kidnappers, ritualists, recover human parts

The Delta State Police Command has paraded a suspected gang of ritualists who kidnapped a woman on her way from the farm on February 5, 2021and killed her for ritual.

The victim, Joy Osameze, 39, was kidnapped while returning from Abraka Farm Reserve, Obiaruku, in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State.

Five suspects, Emmanuel Ojibe, 18, Osam Ogolime, 21, Ossai Reuben, 22, Odigili Chukwutem, 33, and Ukpaka Confidence, 20; were arrested March 7, in connection with the crime and transferred to the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crimes Squad (SAKCCS), Asaba.

One of the suspects, Emmanuel Ojibe, according to the Commissioner of Police, Ari Mohammed Ali, confessed to the kidnap and led operatives to arrest a three-man ritual gang, involving one Razaq Ifamaye 38, and Gbenga Olawuyi, 50; both natives of Ekiti State, but resident at Old Market Road, Obiaruku. The third member of the gang, Samson Oduni, 31, is a native of Obiaruku.

CP Ali disclosed that upon interrogation, Ifamaye confessed to the crimes and led police operatives to Shegelo Beach, Obiaruku on March 9, where a bag containing human skull and other parts suspected to be that of the victim were recovered.

“One Chikogwu Isaac, 38, aka Ikukwu, a native of Obiaruku in whose premises the human parts were found, had instigated four accomplices, who are now at large, to attack the police operatives to prevent/obstruct them from making the recovery.

“He was, however, arrested and the human parts were taken to Agbor General Hospital for autopsy, while investigation is ongoing,” the police commissioner added.


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