By Joe Aminah





Delta State CP, Zanna Ibrahim

Delta State CP, Zanna Ibrahim

The Police in Sapele, Delta State have confirmed the death of a member of a 3- man gang of ritual killers, code named as “Ghana Buggers” after the suspected men were linked to the death of a commercial motorcyclist (okada-rider) whose private organ was removed and dumped in an undisclosed area along Sapele-Warri Road.

The victim (Okada-rider) was said to have met his untimely death when he was asked to be taken to Amukpe area of Sapele by two members of the gang and was overpowered and killed and dumped after his organ was excised from his body.

The other member, a native doctor, Mr. Victor Moses, 41, confessed by one of the suspect is presently in police custody and undergoing interrogation while the surviving member, Emmanuel Ogbotor is receiving treatment from bullet wounds at the Central Hospital, Sapele.

When Journalist visited the crowded hospital, there was heavy security around the premises, with a teeming crowd trying to catch a glimpse of the survivor.

Police source said the suspects were arrested by soldiers of the 19 Battalion on a tip-off by men of the Vigilante group where one of them died in the process of exchanging fire with security men and the others were overpowered and bought to the Police Station.

Only recently, two suspected members of a kidnapping gang were identified and gunned down in Sapele, two weeks after the release of the wife of a Seplat Petroleum Company executive that was in the Kidnappers’ den after 42 days of detention in the riverine creeks.

While a new wave of ritual killing is on the upsurge in Sapele, Oghara and Jesse and its environs, several persons have been allegedly killed by ritualists in the area, a situation that compelled the Monarch of the Jesse Kingdom and women invoking a curse on the evil perpetrators of such crimes.

The action of the women stem from increasing scare and reports of murdered farmers and commercial motor-cyclist reportedly killed by ritual killers under the code name of Ghana Buggers.