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Vigilantes rescue Niger Delta varsity student from boyfriend-turned-suspected-ritualist

Vigilantes rescue Niger Delta varsity student from boyfriend-turned-suspected-ritualist

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Vigilantes rescue Niger Delta varsity student from boyfriend-turned-suspected-ritualist

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Vigilantes rescue Niger Delta varsity student from boyfriend-turned-suspected-ritualist

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The Bayelsa State Police Command’s spokesman, Mr Asinim Butswat,

The Police in Bayelsa State have arrested a suspected ritualist, Sunday Ojo.

The suspect was nabbed on Tuesday by men of the Operation Doo Akpo, in collaboration with the vigilantes of Ogobiri community in the Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.

Ojo was said to have lured his victim, who was identified as Deborah Emafidon, a student of the Niger Delta University, to a nearby bush to allegedly kill her for suspected ritual purposes.

However, he was caught by the community vigilantes who alerted the Police operatives.

A spokesman for the State Police Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident in a statement in Yenagoa.

He said, “The suspected ritualist, one Sunday Favour Ojo, ‘M,’ who hails from Edo State, was arrested on 21st September, 2021, at about 1100hours at Ogobiri-Toruebeni Drive in Sagbama Local Government Area.

“The suspect lured his victim, one Deborah Emafidon ‘F’ a student of Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, to a nearby bush, tied her hands and was about to slit her throat when he was apprehended by the vigilante members and Police operatives.”

Butswat said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Eworo Echeng, commended the community’s vigilantes for their role in the apprehension of the suspect.

CP Echeng also appealed to members of the public to continue to volunteer useful information to the Police and other security agencies.

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