The son of a pastor has been arrested for beheading his friend for ritual purpose.
A 15-year-old son of a pastor in Delta State, identified as Silas Anidi, has been arrested by the state Criminal Investigation Department for allegedly beheading an 11-year-old girl, Aghogho Igbi, allegedly for ritual purposes, reports the Sun.
Anidi, who father is said to be the General Overseer and Founder of God Peculiar Evangelical Ministry in Sapele area of the state, was reportedly caught by neighbours when he also attempted to kill the deceased sister, Favour aged 13, so as to blot out any evidence.
The suspect's family are said to be close to the Igbi's family and he had gone to visit with them when he carried out the heinous act and was about doing the same to the other girl when she raised an alarm which attracted neighbours who got him arrested.
While confessing to the crime, Anidi said he had an accomplice known as Christian who is currently on the run. He claims that the said Christian lured him into the act.
“It was his brother who is in Ghana that gave us the contract. He promised to pay us N50,000 and also help us to relocate to Ghana.
I started monitoring the Igbi’s family because I know that they used to leave their children at home and go out. Luckily on November 28, 2015, I visited their house and as God will have it, their elder sister, Janet said that she wanted to go to school for evening lesson. I was excited that I was left alone with the much younger ones.
I sat down on the rug and was watching cartoon network with Aghogho. While she was busy enjoying herself, I dragged her head back and sliced her throat.
I rushed to the next room where Favour was sleeping and tried to do the same but she woke up and started struggling with me. I tried to slice her throat but she started screaming.
I only managed to stab her in the head but her screams were too much that neighbours were attracted. I was about to escape when neighbours caught me.
I am the son of the General Overseer of God Peculiar Evangelical Ministry, Sapele, Delta State. I am ashamed of myself because my family especially my dad, will be disappointed in me.
I was not satisfied with the little money that we made in the church that is why I wanted to travel to Ghana to make money. I was deceived that until we get human head that we will not succeed. He promised to pay N50,000 for each human head.”
The State Commissioner of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, confirmed the incident, saying the police have commenced investigation into the incident and a team of detectives are on the trail of the suspect’s accomplice, Christian and his brother who is based in Ghana.