From Felix Ikem, Nsukka
Two suspected ritualists have been set ablaze by angry mob in Ede-Oballa community, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state on Monday, following their alleged involvement in killing and removing of private parts of a little girl in the community.
Daily Sun gathered that the girl was the little daughter of late Igwe Philip Ugwu of Umuidu, she went missing few days ago and was later discovered dead with her eyes and her private parts removed.
A source from the community who pleaded anonymity told our reporter that the little girl was was found dead a day after she was declared missing.
“The girl who was about 10 years old was initially declared missing and the next day she was found dead with her body badly mutilated.
“Her eyes was plugged out, her private parts were cut off and taken away by the suspected ritualists.
“Angered by the development, the elders and youths in the community went out of their way in search of what happened to the little girl.
“Along the line it was discovered that some members of the community has hand in the killing of the little girl, two person was arrested by the member of the neighborhood watch, but the angry mob overpower them from handing them over to the police and set the ablaze,” the source said.
The source identified the suspects simply as Ifeanyi, a Native Doctor and Chidera noted that they are both from the community, stressing that they might have killed the girl and removed her body parts for money ritual.
“They confessed to the crime and
pleaded for forgiveness but these any mob were adamant,” he said.
When our reporter called the Enugu state police public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe for confirmation, he couldn’t pick his call, and did not reply text messages sent to him.