Police react as mob burn ritualists alive for raping minor to death

Enugu State Police has reacted to the news of two suspected ritualists who were set ablaze by an angry mob on Monday.

The suspected ritualists were alleged to have raped a 10-year-old girl to death and tampered with vital organs of her body in Ede-Oballa, Nsukka Local Government Area of the State.

Report has it that a mob had set two suspected ritualists on fire in Ede-Oballa, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The suspected ritualists were set ablaze for allegedly raping and removing organs of the little girl.

The deceased’s body was discovered in a nearby bush with vital organs of her body removed.

Daniel Ndukwe, the spokesperson of the police in the state, while confirming the incident, disclosed the victim’s identity as Miss Eze Nkemdirim.

“Investigation has been launched to fish out those responsible for the mobbing and setting ablaze of one Agbo Dere (male) and Ifeanyi Ugwu (male), at Ede-Oballa Nsukka, in the morning hours of Monday, on the allegation of the duo being responsible for the murder of one little miss Eze Nkemdirim aged 10, for ritual purposes,” Ndukwe said.

“Preliminary investigation shows that the victim was initially reported missing on 28 June 2022 at about 1 pm, but her decomposing body was found in a bush in the community on 2 July 2022, which led to the action of the irate mob.

“Meanwhile, members of the community have once again been called upon to keep supporting the Police to properly investigate and set the ground for the dispensation of justice in criminal cases, rather than resort to self-help of this nature, which attracts dire legal consequences.

“Further development will be communicated, please,” he said.

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