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Police parade 3 over alleged ritual killing of 9-year-old boy in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command paraded three suspects, including a herbalist, for the alleged murder of Destiny Peter, a 9-year-old kid.

Last week, an event occurred in the Isiokpo village in Rivers State’s Ikwerre Local Government Area.

Following the confession of one of the suspects, Kenneth Sylvanus, who was previously detained in connection with the death of the small child, the herbalist, Chijioka Ogbonnah, was arrested.

Sylvanus alleged that the herbalist had instructed him to bring the head of a nine-year-old for “something.”

Narrating the incident to journalists at the office of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Sylvanus said “Chijioke Ogbondah influenced me, he told me to bring a human part for him that he wants to use it to do something and promised to give me some money. I think he hypnotized me. I took the boy to him and we killed him together”.

However, the herbalist denied involvement in the murder of the 9-year-old boy.

“I don’t know anything about the dead boy, God bears me witness. The only thing that connects Sylvanus and I was that I healed his brother of madness,” he claimed.

A third suspect in the matter, Chibuzor Amadi also denied involvement in the death of the little boy.

Addressing journalists on Friday, the Spokesman of Rivers State Police Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni said “investigation is still ongoing and I can assure you that at end of our investigation the matter will be charged to court.

“I appeal to the family of the deceased to remain calm. There will be justice at the end of the day for the little boy that was murdered gruesomely”.


  1. People should be very careful this period, parents should do a good work on there children by talking to them advise them to stay away from strangers many evil are bond to happen now.
    Guys want to clear dought by making quick money, people can be very wicked…

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