A suspected ritualist has been caught red handed while attempting to murder a woman in a motel room.
According to reports from local sources, the 41 year old was caught red-handed as he attempted to cut off one of his victim’s breasts.
The victim’s cry for help attracted attention of youths in the area as well as the motel staff who came to her rescue. It was discovered that the man has stabbed the woman in the stomach and left her for dead.
He attempted to escape but was changed down by the youths and severely assaulted before the police took over.
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The spokesperson for the Anambra State police Command, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident and said it has been transferred to the state criminal investigation department for thorough investigation.
Recounting the incident in a statement, the police spokesperson said,
“Around 8am, there was a report of an attempted murder of one Bella Joseph, 29, residing at Dollar Inn Motel, Ihite, in the Orumba South LGA of Anambra State by a lodger, Ogbonna Nwankwo, 41, of Ihite town, in the same LGA.
“The suspect allegedly attempted to murder the lady inside the motel room by stabbing her with a knife in her stomach.
He tried to cut off the right side of her breast, using the same knife, probably for a ritual purpose. He thought that she was dead before he was apprehended following her shout for help, which drew the attention of the motel manager.
Consequently, the scene was visited by police operatives attached to the Umunze division and the victim was rushed to a specialist hospital at Nnewi for treatment.
The suspect, who was seriously manhandled by an angry mob and beaten to stupor, was arrested by the police and taken to the hospital for treatment.”