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Benue police parade two suspected ritualists

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The Benue State Police Command, yesterday, paraded two ritualists, Hyginus Lubem Mbachii and Gambo Bulus, alias Murphy, at the command headquarters in Makurdi.

The state Commissioner of Police, Omololu Bishi, told journalists that the two ritualists specialised in adoption of little children and using them for blood sacrifice.

Bishi said the ritualists were arrested following a petition forwarded to his office by one Iorumbur Amanger of Tombo-Mbaya Buruku Council of the state, alleging that Mbachii, of the same address, defrauded him of the sum of N209, 150, being fee for the admission of his son, Afa Amanger, into a university in Cameroun, but he had been unable to communicate with Afa since then.

Bishi said the Police swung into action and during investigation, Mbachii and Bulus of Akwanga in Nasarawa State were arrested in Lafia, Nasarawa State, on February 22 in connection with the case.

He noted that the suspects confessed to have killed Afa since January 5, this year for ritual purposes and had been collecting money from the complainant for his own personal use, adding that body of the deceased had been recovered from the hospital where the suspects earlier abandoned the victim and ran away, stressing that the suspect would soon be arraigned in court.


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