Landlord, Gateman Arrested For Allegedly Using 4-Year Old Boy For Ritual

According to NAN, the suspects were rescued from being lynched by a mob after the remains of the boy were allegedly discovered four days after he was declared missing. 

A landlord and his gateman have been arrested by  police operatives in Lapai Local Government Area of the state.

Landlord, Gateman Arrested For Allegedly Using 4-Year Old Boy For Ritual
The 4-year old who was killed

The spokesperson of the command, Abiodun Wasiu, that the two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident and investigations had commenced, he also advised residents against jungle justice.

According to NAN, the suspects were rescued from being lynched by a mob after the remains of the boy were allegedly discovered four days after he was declared missing.

An eyewitness who didn’t want to be named said the landlord named Emmanuel, a popular trader in building materials, allegedly connived with his gateman to kidnap the child.

He said the two suspects allegedly killed the child and removed his vital organs, including his private parts, eyes, ears, and heart, while the remains were put in the sack for the gateman, whose identity is unknown to dispose.

“The gateman entered a motorcycle to a stream where he was to dispose of the remains, but on dropping the gateman, the motorcyclist noticed blood dripping from the sack. The commercial motorcyclist alerted the bystanders and police” the eyewitness said.

The Police then arrested the suspect who allegedly confessed that he was sent by his landlord to dump the body, saying that they were responsible for kidnapping the boy who had been declared missing for some days.

Some youths in the town set ablaze the house and cars of the notable trader who allegedly contracted the suspected killer.

One of the residents of the area, Mr. Abdullahi Musa said, Emmanuel was a ritual killer, saying that he was lucky the crowd which had gathered did not get him first before the police came.

”There are evil men in every community, Emmanuel is one of them. We have set his house on fire. We wish he was the one we got, we would have killed him,” He said.

Maryam Kwambo, another resident, described the alleged discovery of the child’s remains as the first of such incident in the community.

“Since the creation of Lapai local government area, we’ve never encountered such a radical and wicked situation as today. We will get to the root of this. We will get justice for the child. Just four days ago, we heard information about the missing child and no one could give an account of his whereabouts. This matter should be handled properly. We seek justice.” she added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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