Suspected Ritualist Arrested For Attempting To Slaughter 10-Year-Old Boy In Kwara | MarvelTvUpdates

Suspected Ritualist Arrested For Attempting To Slaughter 10-Year-Old Boy In Kwara | MarvelTvUpdates

The Kwara State Police Command has apprehended a 46-year-old man accused of attempting to kill a 10-year-old boy selling pepper in Ilorin, the state capital.

The suspect, identified as Isiaka Adeniyi, was arrested on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, in the Oke-Foma area of Ilorin West Local Government Area.

It was gathered that, the State Police Public Relations Officer Ejire-Adeyemi Toun confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

According to the statement, Adeniyi allegedly lured the boy into a room under the guise of buying pepper from him.

“According to information received from the police at the C Division, on July 2, 2024, at about 1800 hrs, a report was received from Onidoko Police Post indicating that at about 1730 hrs, an incident occurred in the Abab Oke-Foma area of Ilorin.

“It was reported that a 10-year-old boy (name withheld) resident of Abab area Abayawo, Ilorin, was hawking pepper when he was lured into a room by a suspect identified as Isiaka Adeniyi, aged 46, from Ifedapo Community, Oke-Foma area, Ilorin.

“The suspect allegedly lured the victim under the pretext of purchasing pepper but instead covered the victim’s face with a cloth and attempted to slaughter him with a knife.

“Thanks to the swift action of vigilant community members, the suspect was apprehended and brought to the station. Preliminary investigation is underway, and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for thorough and discreet investigation.

“We urge the public to remain calm as we continue our investigation and assure them that the police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring the safety and security of all residents of Kwara State,” the PPRO stated.

Kwara State Commissioner of Police, CP Victor Olaiya, praised the proactive efforts of the community members in apprehending the suspect and ensuring justice in this grievous matter.

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