A suspected ritualist, Ifeanyi Dike, has been arrested by the Rivers state police command for raping, killing and removing organs of an 8 year old girl in Port Harcourt.
In line with Sunday Punch, It turned into gathered that the victim, who turned into a resident of Messiah street, Eliozu,Port Harcourt, Rivers state become kidnapped on Friday by way of Dike, who additionally lived on the equal street.
It was additionally learnt that the lady turned into defiled before she turned into killed, even as her vital organs were removed and put in a polythene bag by means of the suspect.
In line with the statement released with the aid of the spokesman of the police command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni.
Omoni said the suspect became looking to dispose the mutilated body of the victim while he turned into apprehended via a neighborhood vigilante.
The statement read,
“Today, at about 0130hrs, men of the Okporo Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Chukwu Maxwell Dike (male, 23 years) of Messiah Street, Eliozu, Port Harcourt, who yesterday (Friday) abducted one Chikamso Victory (female, eight years) of the same address.
“The little girl was abducted, defiled and killed, while her vagina, eyes, tongue and breasts were removed and put in a polythene bag.
“The suspect was going to dispose of the body, when he was arrested by a local vigilante that suspected his movement.
“After he was questioned, the suspect dropped the bag and fled. Consequently, he was given chase and arrested. On further interrogation by the police, he confessed and took the police to where the vital organs were concealed.”
Omoni added that the body and organs of the victim had since been deposited in an undisclosed mortuary, while the suspect was being held by the police for further investigation.
The suspect, who described himself as a 200-level undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, said he was lured into ritual killing by a man who promised to make him wealthy.
The father of the deceased, who identified himself as Ernest, expressed sadness over the murder of his child, as he thanked the police and the local vigilante for recovering his daughter’s body.