An 18 year old boy, Ikechukwu Friday has been arrested for the slaying of a 12 year old girl for money rituals.
The culprit who is at the State Criminal Investigation Division, Yaba, said he was instructed to kill the girl by a pastor he sought alms from.
He said the Pastor promised him N100,000 should he strangle a girl and bring her feces to him.
He narrated, “I attend a popular church around Ketu Street, Aguda, but I live with my parents in Badagry. I just finished secondary school and I have been very broke. So, I approached the pastor for money, but he told me that I should strangulate a little girl.
“He explained that while strangulating the girl, she would pass out faeces in the throes of death. The pastor said I should obtain the faeces and bring it to him. He said if I could do this, he would give me N100,000.
“On December 30, 2013, I approached a young girl, Bose Ogoja. Her mother sells food in Badagry and I usually patronise them; so she trusted me. I told the girl that I wanted to show her something and she should follow me. I took her to an abandoned NITEL building and locked the door.
“I squeezed her neck and truly, she passed out faeces. I was, however, not able to get the faeces because I was caught before I could escape.”
Lagos State Police Spokesperson, Ngozi Braide said, “He was arrested in an uncompleted building. The security guard manning the building told the police that he saw the Friday entering the building with a 12-year-old girl.
“He said a few minutes later, he heard the girl screaming and later saw the boy leaving. The security guard raised the alarm and the neighbours were alerted and they arrested the suspect. On entering the building, they discovered that the girl was dead.
“The picture of the girl’s corpse shows that the girl is naked and her faeces is on the floor.”