A man suspected to be a ritualist in the Ota area of Ogun state had allegedly killed a seven -year old Togolese girl in the area.
It was gathered that the incident happened around 7 am on Thursday at Kilani Street, Iyana Iyesi area of Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun.
Reports say that a neighbour of the minor’s mother, while in her shop, sent her home to get something.
The ritualist who had hidden somewhere around the house swooped on the girl, attacked her and smashed her head with pestle.
The girl’s cry for help had attracted the neighbour’s attention, but she was dead before anybody could arrive at the scene.
A resident of the area, who identified herself simply as Abefe, said that neighbours searched for the suspect, but he was nowhere to be found.
The source informed that police raced to the area to assess the scene of the incident.
“The police have taken away the body of the little girl. I know the girl very well, we used to call her Mama. The suspect killed her in cold blood. At first, we thought it was a thief, but further findings revealed that the guy is a ritualist,” she said.
It was further gathered that the unknown ritualist had been hibernating in an empty building in the area.
“When we searched further, we discovered that the man had charms and a goat hidden in an empty building close to his victim’s house. When we got there, we saw a goat. The goat attacked one of us, but it was later killed. This is a sad occurrence,” another source stated.
The Ogun state police command is yet to comment on the matter as of the time of filing this report.