Police Confirms Arrest Of Suspected Ritualist In Bayelsa

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Police in Bayelsa State have confirmed the arrest of a suspected ritualist by operatives of Operation Doo Akpor, in collaboration with the vigilante members of Ogobiri Community, Sagbama Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

The suspect identified as one Sunday Favour Ojo, ‘m’, who hails from Edo State, was arrested on Monday, September 21, 2021 at Ogobiri-Toruebeni drive in Sagbama Local Government Area.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa State Command; SP Asinmi Butswait in a statement said that the suspect lured his victim, one Deborah Emafridom, ‘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.

The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, commended the vigilante members for their role in the arrest.

He appealed to members of the public to continue to volunteer useful information to the Police; as well as other security agencies.

He said discreet investigation into the matter has since commenced.

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