The Rivers State Police Command has arrested three suspects for allegedly killing a young man identified as Progress Iyogo and harvesting his organs in Ogbaraye community, Abua/Odual Local Government Area of the state.
A community source, who gave his name Otuks, told PUNCH that Progress, an Okada rider, who hails from the Aminigboko community, was conveying some goods from Abua Central (Abua LGA), when the incident happened.
The source said an unidentified man suspected to be a ritual killer had contracted a group of five young men to bring some human parts offering money in return community.
“They are drug boys. So, a suspected ritualist went to arrange with them to get a tongue and a heart. And from what I heard, the man promised them over N2m,” the source said.
“So, the man they killed was an Okada rider. He was rushing to drop somebody’s luggage from Central Abua to Amingboko around 11pm,”
“This incident happened along the Emebu/Obrean boundary. So, they killed the man, and cut off some of his parts. It happened on Friday night. After committing the crime, they fled, but three of the suspects were later arrested.
The spokesperson for the state Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, September 17, said the suspects have been arrested.
“Yes, I can confirm the incident. The three suspects who perpetrated that act have been arrested. They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department,” the PPRO added.