A suspected ritual killer ran out of luck while trying to sacrifice a nine-year-old girl in the Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The minor was declared missing after she went to dispose of refuse in a nearby bush.
A source from Ibaa community said the suspect took the minor to an abandoned house, tied her with white cloths, applied white clay on her body, while a coffin was already stationed for the ritual purpose when he was caught.
The minor was rescued by some soldiers during a search, and handed over to the police.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident.
“Yes, I can confirm it. He has been transferred to the SCIID under the directive of the state Commissioner of Police for further investigation,” Omoni added.
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