A 26-year old man in Anambra was arrested in Ifite, Akwa for attempting to use his father for rituals. It was also gathered that he tried to use two of his siblings and five of his friends.
The suspect, Chukwuemeka Okafor, who has confessed to committing the crime, said he was talked into the act after he was defrauded of N400,000 by one of his friends, who had promised to take him to Dubai.
Parading the suspect at the police headquarters in Amawbia yesterday, Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, said the suspect’s father had innocently provided the said sum to the suspect without knowing that the money would be used to settle a ‘native doctor’ to eliminate him.
He said the suspect who had confessed to the crime, was assisting the police with useful information for further investigation, after which he would be charged to court for prosecution.
The suspect, Okafor, however, explained that under frustration, he looked for the assistance of one Zaki, who according to him, is very influential in the society “and he told me that he made his money through money ritual.
“He insisted that I must join him after revealing the secret, but warned me not to disclose such secrets to anybody otherwise my life would be terminated.
“I had no option than to join. I produced the pictures of my father, two siblings and five of my friends, all were downloaded and printed from my Facebook page,” he said, adding that he regretted the act, and blamed it on the impoverished condition of the family.