Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi yesterday paraded a 43-year old man, Godwin Edom, a suspected ritualist who pretends to be a football promoter to get at his victims.
It was gathered that he lures some underage youths between the ages of 11 and 15 years to his house after a football game, shaves their armpits and public hair ostensibly for ritual purposes.
Edgal, said the suspect is considered to be a cultist and ritualist because he lures young boys to his house and gives them N100 – N200 after the football match to shave their private parts.
He said, “I personally interviewed the suspect on what he does for a living but he said he works for an advertising firm where ”I catch them young for football”.
According to him, the allegation came to fore when one of the children started losing weight and he confided in his parent that he is among those that had been going to the said suspect, Victor Achidume’s house where he shaves armpit and their private parts.
Investigation revealed “that this same suspect has also been shaving pubic hair, armpit of unsuspecting young children where about six young boys have came forward and said they still have some of their colleagues whom they are going to inform to come forward, but naturally the suspect denied the allegations,” Edgal said.
The Police boss, reiterated that parents should be wary of some of these men in their neighborhood who claim to be running football academies because most young boys and girls have passion for football.