From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa
Suspected ritualists have beheaded a 37-year-old man, identified as Anthony Egbo, inside the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, at Elebele community in Ogbia Local Government area of Bayelsa State.
Investigations revealed that until his gruesome murder, Egbo was a security personnel attached to the church.
Sources in the community stated that it was the Assistant Pastor of the Church, whose name was not disclosed, that discovered the mutilated body of the victim on Wednesday.
The youth president of Elebele Community, Mr Famous Egbo, confirmed that the body of the deceased was discovered on Wednesday.
“When people saw him, he was beheaded. His throat was missing. People suspected that it might be a ritual killing,” he said.
“The Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the killing, said a report from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kolo community stated that “the attack was at the head region and his throat was slit.”
(Continued on www.sunnewsonline.com)
Meanwhile, residents of Osiri road, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, have discovered the body of an unidentified vandal who was electrocuted while trying to steal armoured cables from a transformer at the area.
The deceased, cashing in on power outage, had successfully cut some armoured cables and was in the process of cutting more when, suddenly, power was restored and he was electrocuted instantly. Residents woke up Wednesday morning to discover his roasted body hanging on the electric pole.
A resident of the area, Mr Pereko Stanley, said the vandal had cut one of the armoured cables, but was unfortunate on the second trip with the power coming on and he was electrocuted.