The Police in Imo State have arrested a 14-year-old girl, Chidinma Iheoma, and five other suspected cult members for beheading a man, Oguegbu Ofurum, for alleged ritual purpose.
The suspects were arrested by police operatives as they were taking the severed head to a shrine at Assa community in the Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area allegedly for an initiation ceremony.
This was disclosed by Imo State Police spokesman, Andrew Enwerem on Sunday.
He said the suspects, who were members of the “dreaded Deegbam cult in the Ohaji/Egbema LGA of the state, were arrested on September 26 by the operatives of the command in connection with the murder of one Oguegbu Ofurum.”
According to Mr. Enwerem, investigation showed that the suspects killed the victim on September 8.
The Police spokesman said, “The suspects are members of the dreaded Deegbam cult in the Ohaji/Egbema LGA and were arrested on September 26 by the operatives of the command in connection with the murder of one Oguegbu Ofurum.
“Investigation revealed that on September 8, while the suspects were carrying out their initiation, the victim was returning from the market and ran into them.
“The suspects seized the victim, took him into the bush and killed him. Investigation is ongoing. “
Other suspects arrested are Lekwuwa Ogbuji, Ikechukwu Amaechi, and Clement Onyema, Enwerem said.