Police Arrest 3 Teenagers For Attempted Ritual Killing In Bayelsa


Three teenagers have been arrested by Nigerian police force (NPF), in Sagbama, Sagbama Local Government Area 0f Bayelsa State, for attempted ritual murder.

The suspects: Emomotimi Magbisa, 15, Perebi Aweke, 15, and Eke Prince, 15, natives of Sagbama community, were nabbed over plans to use 13-year-old Endeley Comfort for ritual purposes.

However, vigilant youths of the community ,who were suspicious of the movements of the trio,immediately mobilized themselves, rescued the victim; arrested the suspects who they  handed over to the police.

Bayelsa State  Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Asinim Butswat,said the suspects have confessed to the crime.

According to the PPRO:“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspects allegedly accosted  Endeley Comfort,13, hypnotised her to follow them to the apartment of Emomotimi Magbisa, in Sagbama community, where they cut off her finger and sprinkled her  blood on a mirror for ritual purposes.

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“Vigilant youths who noticed the suspicious movements of the suspects,raised the  alarm and subsequently arrested the suspects who they handed over to the police. They also handed oversubstances suspected to be charms which were also  recovered from the suspects to the police. The suspects have confessed to the crime.

“The victim was rescued and rushed to the hospital for medical attention. The suspects have been transferred to the anti-kidnapping unit of the Command for discreet Investigation.

“ The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ben Nebolisa Okolo, has commended  the youths and the  community  for their vigilance in the community,” he said.

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