A suspect recognized as Mr Francis Chukwura, a dismissed worker of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, was paraded by the Imo State Police Command for allegedly luring his neighbour’s son into his room in an try to kill him for ritual purpose.
Mike Abattam (CSP) the command’s spokesman confirmed the arrest in a press assertion issued to newsmen on Thursday, in Owerri.
Narrating how Mr. Francis was arrested, Abattam mentioned the victim, Henry Ekwos, 14, was lured by the suspect into his room, and tried to kill him after digging a shallow grave in his room earlier than he was rescued.
The police spokesman added: “The incident occurred in Ubommiri in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, on the 06/01/2022 the place one Francis Chukwura lured his neighbours son, Henry Ekwos, into his room to assist set up WhatsApp utility for him in his cellphone. The unsuspecting boy innocently entered with him into his room the place the suspect has already dug a grave-size pit.
“The boy, on seeing the grave-size pit in the room grew to become suspicious and turned to run out, when the suspect picked up a m#chete and gave him a number of m#chete cuts on his head and physique.
“The victim did not stop running and screaming for help, luckily, passers-by who heard his scream immediately alerted the police patrol team within the area who then arrested the suspect.”
Meanwhile, additional studies mentioned the sufferer was instantly rushed to a close-by authorities hospital for pressing medical consideration while the apprehended suspect stays in the custody of the police.