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Ritualists Attack Imo palm wine tapper, cut off head, genitals
A popular palm wine tapper in Ahaba Orodo , Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State , identified as Israel Iheanacho , was on Tuesday beheaded by suspected ritualists .
The incident , which happened around 9 pm , caused panic in the community .
A community source told our correspondent that apart from beheading him , the assailants also cut off the victim’ s manhood .
Iheanacho was said to have gone to a nearby pharmacy in the community to buy medicine .
A source disclosed that while the victim was coming back , his assailants waylaid him , pushed him into a bush , beheaded him and cut off his manhood .
The development elicited outcry in the community as many questioned why the palm tapper could be killed in such a gruesome manner .
The source said, “ Mr Israel Iheanacho , a palm wine tapper in our community was on Tuesday night beheaded . His manhood was also cut off . This is very unfortunate .
“ As I speak to you , our community is in huge confusion. His headless body has been deposited at a nearby morgue . Policemen have come and taken records. This is indeed very unfortunate . ”
When contacted , the spokesperson for the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident .
He , however, said the state Commissioner of Police , Nasiru Muhammed, had ordered investigation into the incident .