Alade James, a suspected ritualist, has been arrested by operatives of the Kwara State police command in Onireke, Offa Local Government Area of the state.
The police said James, 25, killed a nine-year-old girl identified as Faith Samuel, for money rituals and buried her remains with N1,000 note.
It was gathered that the suspect was apprehended on Saturday, after some residents alerted the police of his suspicious activities.
Ajayi Okasanmi, spokesperson of the command, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect has confessed to the crime.
He noted that he will be charged to court after the completion of investigation.
“At about 1812hrs of Saturday, acting on an actionable intelligence, a team of police men arrested a man by name Alade James of Alawe compound Offa, who buried a corpse with N1000 at Ikotun area of Offa,” he stated.
“The suspect confessed to the killing for money making ritual while the Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo has ordered a discreet investigation into the murder.”
Meanwhile, the corpse of the girl has since been exhumed and deposited at the mortuary.