By Enweliku Kent
The Delta State Police Command has arrested a suspected ritualist and kidnapper in Amai community, Ukwuani Local Government Area of the State, believed to be a member of a syndicate responsible for abducting people, killing them and trading in human parts.
The arrest of the suspect with a bag of Garri which contained several human parts according to sources, is a pointer to suspicion that this criminal activity could be the cause of communal crisis between the communities of Amai, Obiaruku, Umuebu and Eziokpor communities in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the State.
A statement confirming the arrest, entitled ‘Arrest of a Suspected Ritualist/Kidnapper’ said, “On Sunday 4th June 2017, at about 10:30am, one Felix Inalu Chibuogwu, 45 years old, of No. 16 Agbede Street, Amai, a suspected member of a kidnapping/Ritualists syndicate operating in Amai was apprehended at Abavo while trying to escape to Lagos”.
“Found concealed in his two bags of Garri and two 4-litres jerry cans stocked with substances suspected to be human parts in a preservative fluid.
“The arrest is connected to investigation of cases of missing persons in the intractable land disputes between Umuebu/Amai/Eziokpo/Obiaruku communities in Ukwuani LGA.
The statement added that investigation is ongoing to unravel other members of the syndicate.