Suspected Cultists Arrested for Burying Man Alive in Rivers

Suspected Cultists Arrested for Burying Man Alive in Rivers

  • Notorious cult leaders involved in kidnappings and murders in Kereken-Boue, Khana local government area, have landed in police net
  • The suspected cult leaders met their waterloo during a recent raid embarked upon by the operatives of Rivers state police command
  • The state's CP, Tunji Disu, confirmed the arrest of two suspects who kidnapped and buried alive a former chairman in one of the LGAs after collecting N200,000 from his wife journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Rivers state, Port Harcourt - Police authorities in Rivers have confirmed the arrest of two notorious kidnappers in the state.

Rivers state police command
The cultists were paraded alongside 15 other suspects at the Rivers state police command. Photo credit: Rivers state police command.
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According to the state police command, the kidnappers masterminded the abduction of Praise Daakian, a former chairman in the Kereken-Boue, Khana local government area of Rivers state, and allegedly buried him alive.

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As reported by The Punch, the police disclosed that the suspects collected N200,000 as part of payment for the ransom from the victim's wife before burying him alive.

The state commissioner of police, Olatunji Disu, made this known to reporters during his maiden news briefing in Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Monday, December 4.

Disu, who noted that the suspects have confessed to the murder, added that two armed robbery suspects were also arrested during a raid in the community, Daily Trust report added.

He stated:

“After a series of interrogations, the duo confessed to being leaders of Iceland and Degbam cult groups in Khana lga, respectively and have been terrorising the area for the past three years.
“The duo also confessed to murdering nine other victims from 2021 to 2023 and were the main reason for the partial evacuation of the community within this same period.”

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Police arrest pastor for killing wife in Ekiti

Earlier, reported that operatives of the Ekiti state police command have arrested a pastor, Abiodun Sunday, for allegedly killing his wife, Tosin Oluwadare.

The state police spokesman, DSP Sunday Abutu, said the tragic incident occurred in Ido-Ile in Ekiti West LGA of the state.

Abutu disclosed that the command was investigating the matter.

19-year-old boy arrested for allegedly burying step-brother alive

In another development, the Kogi state police command on Wednesday, October 11, arrested Goodness Oshodi, a 19-year-old boy who allegedly buried his step-brother, Friday Oshhodi, alive "on the instruction of his mother" for stealing N10,000.

The incident happened on Tuesday, October 10, in the Apamisede community in the Adavi local government area of the state. The victim was, however, lucky to have been rescued by neighbours.


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