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Teenage Girl Arrested With Others For Beheading A Man For Rituals

A 14-year-old girl, Chidinma Iheoma, and five other suspected cult members have been arrested by the operatives of Imo Police Command for beheading a man, Oguegbu Ofurum, for alleged rituals.

The operatives were said to have nabbed the suspects while they were taking the severed head of the man to a shrine at Assa community in the Ohaji/Egbema area allegedly for initiation.

Police PRO in the state, SP Andrew Enwerem, in a statement said the breakthrough was as a result of the determination of the Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, to stamp out cultism in the state.

Enwerem stated that the suspects, who were members of the “dreaded Deegbam cult, were arrested on September 26 by the operatives in connection with the murder of one Oguegbu Ofurum.”

The police spokesman said investigation revealed that the suspects killed the victim on September 8.

He said, “The suspects are members of the dreaded Deegbam cult in the Ohaji/Egbema LGA and were arrested on September 26 by the operatives of the command in connection with the murder of one Oguegbu Ofurum.

“Investigation revealed that on September 8, while the suspects were carrying out their initiation, the victim was returning from the market and ran into them.

“The suspects seized the victim, took him into the bush and killed him. Investigation is ongoing. “

He said the suspects had made “useful statements.”

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