Men of the Kwara state police command have arrested a suspected ritualist who killed and buried a 9-year-old girl in Kwara.
The suspect, identified as Alade James, 25, is said to have killed the victim, Faith Samuel, and buried her body with a N1000 note, for money ritual purpose in Onireke, Offa Local Government Area of the state.
However, luck ran out on him as some residents got wind of the incident and alerted the police on Saturday, September 25.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the suspect has confessed to the crime, and that the victim was buried with money, adding that the suspect would be charged to court after the completion of investigation.
“At about 1812hrs of Saturday, acting on an actionable intelligence, a team of police men arrested a man by name Alade James of Alawe compound Offa, who buried a corpse with N1000 at Ikotun area of Offa,” he stated.
“The suspect confessed to the killing for money making ritual while the Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo has ordered a discreet investigation into the murder”, he added.
Meanwhile, the corpse has since been exhumed and deposited at the mortuary.