The Benue State Police Command has arrested two ritualists, Hyginus Lubem Mbachii and one Gambo Bulus alias Murphy who specialized in adoption of little children and using them for blood sacrifice.
Parading the two suspects at the command headquarters in Makurdi, the commissioner of police, CP Omololu Bishi, stated that the ritualists were arrested following a petition forwarded to his office by one Mr. Iorumbur Amanger of Tombo-Mbaya Buruku Local Government Area of the state.
According to Iorumbur, one Hyginus Lubem Mbachii of the same address defrauded him of the sum of N209, 150 as a fee for the admission of his son Afa Amanger into the University of Cameroon, since then he could not communicate with his son.
Bishi said that police swung into action and during investigation, Hyginus Lubem Mbachii and one Gambo Bulus alias Murphy of Akwanga in Nasarawa State were arrested at Lafia, Nasarawa State on 22/02/2019 in connection with the crime.
He said that the suspects confessed to have killed Afa Amanger on the 05/01/2019 for ritual purpose and has been collecting money from the complainant for his own personal use, adding that corpse of the decease has been recovered from the Hospital where the suspects earlier abandoned the victim and ran away, stressing that the suspect will soon be arraign in Court.
CP Bishi further paraded three other Kidnappers and a gang of armed robbers who invaded the residence of one Stephen Tsav of North-Bank Area Makurdi in a black Toyota Corolla “Duck Nyash” with the intent to kidnap him.
He explained that the victim raised alarm and timely response by the Police patrol team led to the arrest of Joseph Wagh and Terwase Igba both of Daudu Area in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, stating that further investigation led to the arrest of other gang members in person one Felix Uuma alias “YELLOW”and Danladi Gbanwa alias “DANFULANI” while one A k47 rifle loaded with one life ammunition was recovered.
He maintained that the suspects confessed to the crime and would soon be charged to Court.
According to him, during the last Saturday elections, seven persons were arrested in connection with elections violence. Wishes to appreciate the good people of Benue State for a violence free election.
He urged members of the public to be vigilance to ensure a violence free March 9th gubernatorial election and state assembly elections and even beyond
“The Command in its quest for a peaceful and secured environment will continued to apprehend and prosecute offenders of the laws”