Suspected ritualist murders Togolese girl in Ogun
A suspected ritualist in Ota area of Ogun State had reportedly killed a seven-year-old girl, whose parents are from Togo.
The incident happened around 7 am on Thursday at Kilani Street, Iyana Iyesi area of Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun.
It was gathered that a neighbour of the minor’s mother, while in her shop, sent her home to get something.
As the girl entered the house, the suspected ritualist, who had hidden somewhere in the building, attacked her and smashed her head with a pestle.
The girl’s cry for help had attracted the neighbour’s attention, but she was dead before anybody could arrive at the scene.
A resident of the area, who identified herself simply as Abefe, told our correspondent that neighbours searched for the suspect, but he was nowhere to be found.
The source informed that police raced to the area to assess the scene of the incident.
“The police have taken away the body of the little girl. I know the girl very well, we used to call her Mama. The suspect killed her in cold blood. At first, we thought it was a thief, but further findings revealed that the guy is a ritualist,” she said.
Our correspondent further gathered that the unknown ritualist had been hibernating in an empty building in the area.
“When we searched further, we discovered that the man had charms and a goat hidden in an empty building close to his victim’s house. When we got there, we saw a goat. The goat attacked one of us, but it was later killed. This is a sad occurrence,” another source stated.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, expressed shock when he was informed of the incident.
However, he said he would get details from the concerned police division and revert.