Man arrested for attempting to use father, siblings, Facebook friends for rituals
A 26-year-old man has been arrested by the police over alleged attempt to sacrifice his father, two siblings and five of his friends in Ifite-Awka, Anambra state.
The suspect, Chukwuemeka Okafor, was said to have obtained the sum of N100,000 from the father under the pretence of using it to set up a business, for the alleged rituals.
Confessing to the crime, the suspect said he was roped into the act after he was defrauded of N400,000 by one of his friends who had promised to take him to Dubai.
“Amidst these frustrations, I sought for the assistance of one Zaki who is very influential and he told me that he made his money through money ritual.
“He insisted I must join him after revealing the secret, saying he was warned not to disclose such secrets to anybody otherwise his life would be terminated,” he said.
The suspect, who said he had no option but to join, produced the pictures of his father, two siblings and five of his friends which he dowloaded and printed from his Facebook page.
He said he regretted the act, blaming it on the impoverished condition of the family.
Parading the suspect at the police headquarters in Amawbia, Commissioner of police, Garba Umar said the father had innocently provided the said sum to the suspect without knowing that the money would be used to settle the ‘native doctor’ to eliminate him.
He said the suspect was assisting the police with useful information for further investigation and would be charged to court for prosecution.
He listed the items recovered from him to include eight photographs of the victims, including three members of the family and five Facebook friends as well as cash sum of N100,000.