A 200-level undergraduate of the University of Port Harcourt, Ifeanyi Dike has allegedly killed an eight-year-old girl for ritual in his foolish quest to become rich.
The tragedy happened in the Eliozu axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Residents of the area were speechless when the body of the girl, Victory Chikamso, who was abducted, was recovered with her tongue, breasts, vagina and eyes removed by her killer.
The suspected ritualist has been arrested by the operatives of State Police Command attached to Okporo Police Station.
The victim, who was a resident of Messiah Street, Eliozu was abducted on Friday by Dike, who also lived on the same street.
CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathers that the girl was defiled before she was killed.
Dike allegedly severed her vital organs and put in a polythene bag after killing her.
The state police command spokesperson, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, said in a statement that the suspect was trying to dispose the mutilated body of the victim when he was apprehended by a local vigilante.
The statement read, “Today, at about 0130hrs, men of the Okporo Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Chukwu Maxwell Dike (male, 23 years) of Messiah Street, Eliozu, Port Harcourt, who yesterday (Friday) abducted one Chikamso Victory (female, eight years) of the same address.
“The little girl was abducted, defiled and killed, while her vagina, eyes, tongue and breasts were removed and put in a polythene bag.
“The suspect was going to dispose of the body, when he was arrested by a local vigilante that suspected his movement.
“After he was questioned, the suspect dropped the bag and fled. Consequently, he was given chase and arrested. On further interrogation by the police, he confessed and took the police to where the vital organs were concealed.”
According to Omoni the body and organs of the victim had since been deposited in an undisclosed mortuary and the suspect was being held by the police for further investigation.
Dike confessed to killing the poor girl, saying he was misled and lured into ritual killing by a man who promised to make him wealthy.