Police parade 3 over alleged ritual killing of 9-year-old boy in Rivers

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Police parade 3 over ritual of 9-year-old boy in Rivers

Three people, including a herbalist have been paraded by the Police Command for alleged murder of a 9-year-old boy, identified as Destiny Peter.

The incident took in Isiokpo community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State last week.

The herbalist, Chijioka Ogbonnah was arrested following the confession of one of the suspects, Kenneth Sylvanus earlier arrested in connection with the murder of the little boy.

Sylvanus alleged that the herbalist had instructed him to the head of a nine-year-old for “something.”

Narrating the incident to journalists at the office of the State Criminal Investigation , SCID, Sylvanus said “Chijioke Ogbondah influenced me, he told me to bring a human part for him that he wants to use it to do something and promised to give me some money. I think he hypnotized me. I took the boy to him and we killed him together”.

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However, the herbalist denied involvement in the murder of the 9-year-old boy.

“I don’t know anything about the dead boy, God bears me witness. The only thing that Sylvanus and I was that I healed his brother of madness,” he claimed.

A third suspect in the matter, Chibuzor Amadi also denied involvement in the death of the little boy.

Addressing journalists on , the Spokesman of Rivers State Police Command, SP Omoni said “investigation is still ongoing and I can assure you that at end of our investigation the matter will be charged to .

“I appeal to the family of the deceased to remain calm. There will be justice at the end of the day for the little boy that was murdered gruesomely”.

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