The four were alleged to have been involved in the murder of a Senior Second
ary School 3 pupil of Azama College, Otuo.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the pupil was allegedly killed and her head
severed from her body for ritual purposes.
A source in the community said the murder was carried out at night by her
neighbour who sent her on an errand to get sachet water in the evening.
While in his room to deliver the sachet water, she was allegedly murdered and
Our source said when the girl’s parents could not find her, they raised the
The alleged culprits were said to have been caught while attempting to dump
the victim’s body in the early hours of the following day.
They were said to have identified two other persons, including the woman who
performed the rituals for them.
“The two men were burnt this morning (Monday) along with the woman, while
her house was razed. They were all dragged to the popular Women Centre where
the community police station is located. The third man was traced to his farm
and apprehended,” he said.
Later in the day, our source confirmed that the third man had also been burnt by
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, while confirming
the incident, said two suspects were lynched.
“The command is aware that a young girl’s head was cut off and the youth of the
community arrested two suspects, brought them to the front of the station and
set them ablaze,” he said.