RITUAL KILLING: A middle aged man whose name was given as Volt Blessing Gabriel has been arrested by the Delta State Police Command for cutting off the head of his 1-year-8-months-old son.
The unfortunate incident occured on Friday morning, at Peanuts junction, Obeh in Edo State.
According to the Police in Delta State, the suspect confessed to killing the after a man appeared to him in his dream and asked him to run the child’s blood on his head in order become rich.
The alleged murderer was said to have used a hand saw to chop off the poor baby’s head.
The police said it was the mother of the child, one Mrs Success Oduwa, who raised the alarm on Saturday, 25th of June, after discovering that she has not seen their child since the morning of Friday, 24th of June.
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In a statement released by DSP Bright Edafe, the police public relations officer of Delta State, the mother of the child started troubling the husband as to the whereabout of the child.
In response, the husband told her that the child was with his sister in Warri. On getting to Warri, she stated that she discovered the husband was lying to her, hence her suspicion.
This made her to report the case to the Commander, Quick Response Squad.
She told the commander that she was suspecting her husband named, Volt Blessing Gabriel (m) age 33yrs of same address, to have killed their child named Godspower Gabriel (m) aged one year and eight months for ritual purposes.
Upon hearing the report, the Commander RRS detailed operatives who swung into action, arrested the husband and handed him over to the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri for further investigation.
Edafe in the statement that after a discreet investigation was carried out, the suspect confessed to have murdered the child at Ewabogun bush by catholic road, Benin city using hand saw to cut off the head and buried it by a palm tree in the bush and threw away the headless body of the child.
According tonhim, the suspect also stated that he actually killed the child, because of a dream he had, where he saw a man who told him that, if he kills the child, and use the child’s blood to rub his head, he will become rich.