Cross River State Police Command has apprehended a suspected ritual killer who reportedly abducted a three-year-old girl and forcefully inserted a stick into her vagina in Ikang, headquarters of Bakassi Local Government Area of the State.
According to information gathered, the suspect kidnapped the girl while she was playing with her peers on February 28, and hurriedly took her to a nearby forest where it was discovered that he purportedly inflicted injuries on the victim.
The abductor, whose identity has yet to be ascertained, allegedly forced a stick into the little girl’s vagina.
The impaled little girl was rescued after her peers immediately raised the alarm and a search party combed the nearby forest where the suspected ritual killer was captured after he already wrecked unforgivable havoc on the child’s body.
The suspect was immediately handed over to the police at Ikang Police Division, while the girl (names withheld) had undergone several surgeries at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.
Speaking on the matter, a medical worker in UCTH, Uche Okoro said the little girl was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition.
He said, “I picked interest in the matter shortly after family of the suspected ritual killer came to the hospital and offered to pay N10, 000 as part of the medical expenses.
“The incident happened at Ikang in Bakassi LGA. The three-year-old girl was brought to the UCTH in a critical condition.
“She was abducted by a suspected ritual killer and taken to the bush.
“Another girl that was with her when the incident happened immediately raised the alarm and a search party went to look for the little girl. She was found in the bush and the suspect was apprehended.
“Meanwhile, another one-year-old baby was found dead not too far from where the girl was rescued,” Okoro continued, adding that the girl was already bleeding profusely because she had machete cut and a wood was forced into her vagina.
“It was learnt that the suspect was handed over to the police while the child was brought to us for treatment, but at the moment, the hospital has carried out series of surgeries on her and she is in a stable condition.
“The concern here is that a family showed up and offered to pay N10, 000 to offset part of the medical bill. We found out that it was the family of the suspect.
My worry here is that how is this possible? Or are they acting on orders of the police?
“We just hope that the police have not compromised.”
Confirming the incident, the state Police Command spokesman, Mr. John Eluu said the suspect is currently in detention and investigations are ongoing.