Thursday, 30 August 2012

Ritualists behead a 16 year-old groundnut seller in Anambra

The 16 year-old girl was said to be selling groundnut along Nwafia in Akwa when three young men pretended to buy groundnut from her.
She was beheaded as soon as she bent down to sell to one of them. The suspected ritualist, used the machete to cut her head off.

An Okada man who was around the scene of the killing, rushing to the girl’s rescue, the men ran into the nearby bush.

A relation of the deceased, Mr. Friday Ogalagu described the situation as terrible, lamenting that he had never seen such a thing in his life.

“I was not there when it happened, but I was told that my cousin was stopped by three men who said they wanted to buy groundnuts. While two of them were on the road side, the third, who dressed like a mad man was standing closely.”

Ogalagu said that it was when people began to make inquiries about the parents of the girl that he was contacted.

According to Ogalagu who claimed to have been training the girl since childhood, the girl’s corpse had been deposited at the Amaku General Hospital in Awka, while the parents who live in Ebonyi had been contacted.

Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Raphael Uzoigwe, confirmed the incident, saying the matter had been referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, for investigation.

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