A suspected ritualist, Alade James, has been apprehended by the Police in Kwara State, for allegedly killing a nine-year-old girl, Faith Samuel, for money making ritual.
The suspect, James, of Alawe compound, Offa, in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State allegedly perpetrated the crime on Saturday, at Ikotun area, Offa. He was said to have killed the victim and buried her with a N1000 note.
He ran out of luck after some residents got wind of the incident and alerted the police.
The corpse has since been exhumed and deposited at the mortuary.
Confirming the incident in a statement on Sunday, the Kwara State Police Command spokesperson, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the suspect confessed to the crime and will be charged to court after the completion of ongoing investigation.
“At about 1812hrs of Saturday, acting on an actionable intelligence, a team of police men arrested a man by name, Alade James, of Alawe compound, Offa, who buried a corpse with N1000 at Ikotun area of Offa.
“The suspect confessed to the killing for money making ritual while the Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, has ordered a discreet investigation into the murder,” he said.
The police spokesperson also confirmed the rescue of one Kafayat Jamiu, in Eruku, Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, 25-year-old Jamiu was kidnapped on Friday by gunmen while sleeping in her room.
“Early sunday morning at about 0140hrs, the victim was rescued unhurt. The kidnappers escaped with bullet injuries while one locally fabricated assault rifle with four AK 47 live ammunitions were recovered. Effort to arrest the fleeing suspects is being intensified,” Okasanmi added.