One Chukwuemeka Okafor, a 26-year-old student has been arrested by the police over alleged attempt to sacrifice his father, two siblings and four of his friends in Ifite -Awka, Anambra State.
Okafor, was said to have obtained the sum of N100,000 from the father under the pretense of using it to set up a business, for the alleged rituals.
Confessing to the crime, the suspect said he was roped into the act after he was defrauded of N400,000 by one of his friends who had promised to take him to Dubai.
“Amidst these frustrations, I sought for the assistance of one Zaki who is very influential in the society and he told me that he made his money through money ritual. He insisted I must join him after revealing the secret, saying he was warned not to disclose such secrets to anybody otherwise his life would be terminated.” he said.
The suspect produced the pictures of his father, two siblings and five of his friends which he downloaded and printed from his facebook page.
Parading the suspect at the police headquarters in Amawbia, Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar listed the items recovered from him to include eight photographs of the victims, including three members of the family and five facebook friends as well as cash sum of N100,000.
It is learnt that the father of the suspect, Kenneth Okafor, a retired civil servant, and his elder brother, Henry Okafor, had pleaded that he should be forgiven, describing him as a good boy and the hope of the family