A seven-year-old girl was murdered by a suspected ritualist at Kilani street, Iyana Iyesi in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State on Thursday, November 24.
According to residents of the area, the victim was sent on an errand by her mother’s neighbour, to get her something from the house, when she was killed. It was gathered that when the girl entered the house, the suspected ritualist, who had hidden somewhere in the building, attacked her and smashed her head with a pestle. The girl’s cry for help attracted the neighbour’s attention, but she was dead before anybody could arrive at the scene.
The residents claim the suspect who is a ritualist had been hibernating in an empty building in the area.
“When we searched further, we discovered that the man had charms and a goat hidden in an empty building close to his victim’s house. When we got there, we saw the charm and a goat. The goat attacked one of us, but it was later killed. This is a sad occurrence” a resident of the area said
The state police command is yet to comment on this development.