Man dies while performing rituals in his room

A man who was performing a sole ritual act has been found dead.

Ritual items

Neighbours of a 36-year-old man, Daniel Augustine, were dumbfounded when they found his corpse in his apartment in Akure, the Ondo State capital, with paraphernalia of a ritual sacrifice including one bottle of ‘schnapp gin,’ one bottle of bleach, a knife and two dead fowls, lending credence to the fact that he could have been indulging in a ritual process.

According to eyewitnesses, the young man who was an auxiliary nurse, had locked himself inside his during the rituals that eventually led to his death.

A neighbour told a source that co-tenants had been suspecting the activities of the late Augustine for a while due to the fact that he had turned his apartment to a mini-hospital where he used to perform abortions and whenever other tenants confronted him on his activities, he would threaten them with charms.

Another neighbour said it was around 11 am on a Sunday morning when the deceased's wife raised the alarm about the death and when other tenants rushed to his room after breaking the door leading to the sitting room, they met his dead body on the chair, naked.

When the wife was asked on how it could have happened, she narrated that her husband had told her he was travelling the night before, unknown to her, he had sneaked back to the apartment and locked himself in the sitting room where he carried out the rituals, ans she was shocked seeing the corpse the following morning.

The state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident, saying the matter had been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for proper investigation.

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