A combined team of vigilante operatives and policemen in Ogwashi Uku Community near Asaba, Delta State on Friday night arrested two youths ( names withheld) over alleged ritual activities.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the arrrest to our correspondent in Asaba, disclosed that the two suspects were caught with casket meant for money ritual at about 2:00 am on the fateful day, adding that upon interrogation, they confessed to the crime.
Sources alleged that the suspects were seen with the casket which they attempted to bring into the hostel where the polytechnic students live before they were nabbed.
Another source who gave her name as Mabel Oboh said, “the students on seeing the suspects with the casket raised the alarm which attracted neighbours and a member of Ogwashi Uku Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) who then alerted the Police to this development, fortunately, the police officers and the vigilante operatives responded swiftly and arrested the two culprits. ”
But unconfirmed sources said that the youths probably wanted to perform money ritual with the casket which failed.
However, the police spokesperson said that the two suspects have been taken to the police headquarters in Asaba for further investigation, adding that they will be charged to court on completion of investigation.