Delta State Police Command on Sunday in Asaba, has confirmed the arrest of a 62-year-old native doctor identified as Chief Benjamin Nkor and two others for the alleged ritual murder of a 300-level student of the Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) Miss Elozino Ogege few days ago.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Mustapha Muhammad, who disclosed this to journalists in Asaba, stated that the native doctor upon interrogation confessed to the crime, saying that he had been involved in money rituals in Abeokuta Ogun State in the last ten years before he fled the town for security reasons.
CP Mustafa Muhammad said, “Gentlemen of the press, the suspects, particularly the native doctor said he specializes in using human parts for money rituals, especially for those who want to get rich quickly,” adding that the suspects were being held for further investigation as they will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
Speaking to journalists, the prime suspect, Chief Benjamin Akor who broke down in tears, said, “I have been involved in money rituals for over the years in Abeokuta, Ogun State. I ran away to Delta State for security reasons, I am from Aboh community in Delta State, I was trained by my late father and I stayed with my uncle because I didn’t go to school, I am finished, I have five Children, what will happen to them now? Please police forgive me, the two other suspects got me involved in the business and I charged them N300,000 and they pay part of the money before the incident.”
While narrating how the victim was lured into the trap by security guard, CP Mustafa Muhammad said, “The suspects have made useful statements to the police, the police recovered the handset of the victim and investigation is on going with a view to arresting more suspects.”
The police boss, however, called on members of the public to be security conscious and know what their neighbours do for a living and assured Deltans that the command was on top of the matter as the police will leave no stone unturned to bring the culprits to book.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Jude Senebi has condemned the gruesome murder of Elozino Ogege
Senebi, while briefing newsmen in Asaba on Sunday on the steps taken by the state government, disclosed that the state government had thrown her weight behind the security agents with a view to arresting those concerned in the murder, adding” the state government, however, Sympathizer with the family of the victim and the vice Chancellor of the university, professor Victor Peretemode, the state government therefore assures that necessary steps will be taken to ensure justice in the matter”
Senebi appealed to parents to always monitor their children and wards against secret moves especially late night movements to avoid urgly incidences.