A suspected ritualist has allegedly killed a seven-year-old girl at Kilani street, Iyana Iyesi in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Ritualist Murders Ogun Girl
It was gathered that the young girl was killed around 7 am on Thursday after she was sent on an errand by her mother’s neighbour, to get her something from the house, when she was killed.
Vanguard reported that when the girl entered the house, the suspected ritualist, who had hidden somewhere in the building, attacked her and smashed her head with a pestle.
The neighbours were said to have heard the girl’s cry, but she was dead before anybody could arrive at the scene.
A resident of the area, who simply identified herself as Abefe, said that neighbours searched for the suspect, but he was nowhere to be found.
The source added that police had visited the area to assess the scene of the incident.
“The police have taken away the body of the little. I know the girl very well, we used to call her ‘Mama’. The suspect killed her in cold blood. At first, we thought it was a thief, but further findings revealed that the guy is a ritualist,” she said
Another resident claims the suspect who is a ritualist had been hibernating in an empty building in the area.
“When we searched further, we discovered that the man had charms and a goat hidden in an empty building close to his victim’s house.
“When we got there, we saw the charm and a goat. The goat attacked one of us, but it was later killed. This is a sad occurrence,” the source stated.
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, expressed shock when he was informed of the incident. He, however, said he would get details from the concerned police division and revert.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 26-year-old suspected ritualist was arrested for allegedly killing a sick farmer to free him from pain, and removing his body parts for money rituals in Ondo State.