Irate residents reportedly incinerate two ritualists for raping a 10-yr-old girl to death and gauging out her eyes in Enugu
There was pandemonium in Ede-Oballa, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Monday, July 4, after an angry mob incinerated two suspected ritualists in connection with the death of a 10-year-old girl.
According to reports, the girl. who was the daughter of one late Philip Ugwu of Umuidu, went missing few days ago and was later found dead in a nearby bush with her eyes, breast and private parts removed.
“The girl who was about 10 years old was initially declared missing and the next day she was found dead with her body badly mutilated. Her eyes was plugged out, her private parts were cut off and taken away by the suspected ritualists.
Angered by the development, the elders and youths in the community went out of their way in search of what happened to the little girl. It was discovered that some members of the community were involved in the murder of the little girl, two persons were arrested by the member of the neighborhood watch, but the angry mob overpowered them and set them ablaze.”
The suspects were simply identified as Ifeanyi, a native doctor, and Chidera. One of the suspects in a viral video confessed to the crime before he was whisked away by the mob.
An eyewitness in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said, “That was why when residents heard that the perpetrators of the dastardly act had been arrested by the Neighbourhood Watch, everybody rushed to their office. The crowd overpowered the security men and grabbed the two ritualists that killed the girl and set them on fire and watched them burn to death. It was the intention of the security men to take the suspects to the police but they were overpowered by the mob.”