Operatives of the Bayelsa State police command have arrested a suspected ‘yahoo’ boy in Ogobiri community, Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect, Sunday Favour Ojo, was nabbed during an attempt to decapitate a female student of the Niger Delta University (NDU) for ritual purpose.
His action was said to have attracted vigilantes from Ogobiri and Ammassoma along the Setraco road, Ogobiri-Toruebeni drive in Sagbama local government on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the victim, Deborah Amassoma, an indigene of Ammasoma in Southern Ijaw local government area, was lured to an uncompleted building with promises of monetary reward.
A member of the vigilante group told the police that student’s hands and legs were tied when she was rescued, and was about to be slaughtered by the suspect.
Confirming the arrest, spokesperson of the police command, Asinim Butswat, said the arrest of the suspect was carried out by the combined operation of the Operatives of Operation Doo Akpor, in collaboration with the vigilante members of Ogobiri community, Sagbama local government area.
“The suspected ritualist one Sunday Favour Ojo ‘m’ who hails from Edo, State, was arrested on 21st September, 2021, at about 1100hours, at Ogobiri- Toruebeni drive in Sagbama local government area. The suspect lured his victim one Deborah Emafridom ‘f’ a student of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, to a nearby bush tied her hands and was about to slit her throat when he was apprehended by the vigilante members and police operatives.
“The commissioner of police Bayelsa State Command, CP Echeng E. Echeng, commended the vigilante members for their role in the arrest and appeals to members of the public to continue to volunteer useful information to the police and other security agencies, as discreet investigation into the matter has since commenced.” the spokesperson said.