Delta Police Arrests Fmr PDP Chairman, Others Over An Alleged Ritual Killing

By Emmanuel Omoghene,

Nigeria Police attached to the Abraka division has arrested a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Ethiope East local government area of Delta State (name withheld), and two others in connection with the killing of an 18-year-old girl simply identified as Favour whose lifeless body was discovered inside a Ghana-must-go sack recently.

It would be recalled the corpse of the victim, Favour Ogheneyenrowho Sunday, a fashion designer, was discovered naked and tied inside the sack which was kept by a waste dump behind Ozoro Park in the university community of Abraka.

The incident is coming eight months after the murder of a student of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, Elozino Ogege for money making ritual purpose.

Sources from the community hinted that the late Favor was strangled to death with her pubic region shaved for ritual purpose.

The arrest of the PDP chieftain, who also is a traditional chief from one of the two Abraka kingdoms, is sequel to a confessional statement by one Henry Ikechukwu who was said to be a male friend to the deceased.

Henry according to security sources was arrested and taken to the Abraka police station where he confessed to have handed over the girl to the PDP chieftain for unknown reasons a day before her remains was discovered.

However, the chief who was out of Abraka, was last Friday arrested after he was lured back to town by a team of detectives from the Inspector General of Police monitoring team who told him that they were interested in purchasing one of his properties.

Giving details of the interrogation, a source at the Abraka Police station said: “The PDP chieftain denied the allegations leveled against him by Henry but owned up that he knows him quite well.”

Confirming the incident in a statement, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said: “On the 18th of June 2019, a sack bag containing a lifeless body of a teenage girl of about 18 years old was found in a heap of dust bin in Abraka.

“Subsequently, in the course of Police investigation, the deceased male friend one Henry Ikechukwu, aged 32 years old who was last seen with the deceased on 17th of June, 2019 and had been on the run since the incident, was tracked down and arrested on 28th of June, 2019.

“On interrogation, he confessed to have invited the deceased for an outing on the 17th of June, 2019, from where he lured her and handed her over to a prominent chief in the same Abraka community, who gave him the assignment to get the deceased for him.

“The said chief has also been arrested and the two suspects are presently in Police custody pending investigation. They will soon appear in court immediately after the completion of the ongoing Police investigation.”

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