The Delta State Police Command has arrested five suspected ritualists for the kidnap and murder of one Joy Osameze, who was killed for ritual purpose.
The five suspects, all male are identified as Emmanuel Ojibe,18, Osam Ogolime, 21, Ossai Reuben, 22, Odigili Chukwutem, 33, and Ukpaka Confidence, 20, reports Channels news.
They were arrested and transferred to the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crimes Squad.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, paraded the suspects alongside six others on Wednesday, March 10, at the Police Headquarters in Asaba.
The state police boss while parading the suspects revealed that the suspected ritual killers were caught with a human skull and other body parts.
The skull and other human parts believed to be that of the victim was recovered in the compound of one 38-year-old indigene of Obiaruku, Chikogwu Isaac, alias Ikukwu.
The suspect, Chikogwu, who tried to resist arrest, allegedly instigated four others, who are now at large, to attack the police operatives in order to obstruct the recovery of the body parts kept in his premises. He was later arrested and paraded alongside other suspects.
According to reports, the deceased who was identified as Joy Osameze, 39, was reported to have been kidnapped on February 5 on the way from her farm, the Abraka Farm Reserve in Obiaruku in Delta State.
It was learnt that the deceased was lured by her 18-year-old brother identified as Osam Ogolime, who led her to be killed by her abductors.
The suspected ritualists admitted that the deceased was hit with a stick leaving her unconscious while her assailants dismembered her body while she was still alive.