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Man Arrested Over Attempt to Use Mother For Ritual in Delta




A young man who allegedly attempted to strangle his mother to deàth for ritual purposes has been arrested by the Police in Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.

The incident took place at Caroline street in Okuokoko Community.

According to eyewitnesses, the suspect had invited his mother Mrs Oke, a foodstuff vendure at Okuokoko Community to his house for a supposed surprise package.


On arrival, he turned on his music player and increased the volume.

He locked up the house immediately she walked in and attempted to strangle her and pluck off her eyes, her screaming couldnt help as no one could hear her voice due to the loud music.

The struggle continued until she was able to escape from his grip and raised an alarm.


Neighbours finally came to her rescue, got hold of the boy and gave him the beating of his life before he was handed over to the Police in Orerokpe Division.

The Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe claimed he had not been briefed on the incident.

“Am not aware of that one oooo.”


The victim is currently receiving medical treatments at an undisclosed hospital at the time of this report.

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