Anambra State Police Command said it has apprehended a suspected ritual murderer, Ogbonna Nwankwo, 41, for attempting to chop off a woman’s breast in a motel.
Insidenaija gathered that the incident reportedly happened in Orumba South Local Government Area of the state.
The State Police Command’s PRO, SP Haruna Mohammed in a statemen on Friday, confirmed the incident, he said, luck ran out on the suspect when the victim raised alarm, attracting the attention of the hotel manager.5
Part of stament reads:
“Suspect allegedly attempted to murder the lady inside the motel room by stabbing victim with a knife on her stomach and tried to cut off her right side breast using same knife, probably for ritual purpose, thinking she was dead before he was apprehended following her shout for help, which attracted attention of the motel manager,” the statement reads in part.
“Consequently, scene was visited by police operatives attached to Umunze division and the victim rushed to specialist hospital, Nnewi, for treatment. The suspect, who was seriously manhandled by angry mob and beaten to stupor, was equally arrested by the police and taken to the hospital for treatment under police guard”.
Furthermore, Mohammed said a blood-stained knife was recovered at the scene as exhibit and that the Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang, has directed that the case be transferred to the state criminal investigation department for discreet investigation in order to unravel the actual circumstances surrounding the incident.