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Suspected Ritualists Kill Man Suffering From Stroke In Delta

Suspected ritualists have allegedly killed a 67-year-old man simply identified as Papa after they entered an apartment he was staying at Orhoakpor community, Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State.

HiTNG learnt that the deceased who was suffering from stroke was murdered in the compound of a traditional medicine expert he was rushed in for treatment.

It was further learnt that his throat was slit and also suffered machete cuts on his chest.

According to the report, the deceased’s relatives had rented a private apartment for him in the same compound with the doctor to ensure more convenience and easy access.

It was further reported that the police visited the community and conducted investigation before the corpse was evacuated and deposited in the morgue while no arrest has been made so far.

Reacting to the incident, Delta state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the incident

“There was an incident like that. The man was taken to a traditional healer for stroke treatment. The family rented a place for him. It was at the traditional healer’s place that it was discovered that the man was killed. So, there is suspicion that it is a ritual killing. The case is under investigation.”


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