The Edo Police Command has arrested a suspected online fraudster who use children for ritual to facilitate his internet scams.
The alleged fraudster was on the verge of sacrificing his tenth victim when nature turned against him on Wednesday (yesterday).
The incident was said to have happened at Iyakpi, a community near Auchi in Etsako West Local Government of Edo State.
Uptown Press NG learnt that, the internet scammer, who is a neighbor with the unsuspecting child’s parents was said to have offered to help convey the victim to school.
This, the mother agreed to, trusting that the said boy will safely deliver her child to school.
According to media reports: “Soon after the woman who is a petty trader at the Polytechnic had settled down at her shade, her guts moved her to check on the child in school.
“On getting to the school, she couldn’t find her child and the teachers confirmed that the pupil has been absent.
“She quickly called her husband and an alarm was raised which led to the raiding of Hausa Quarters (Zongo axis of Iyakpi) where the Yahooboy together with his accomplices were nabbed and taken to the police station.
“On interrogation the said boy admitted that the child was supposed to be his 10th and final ritual offering to seal his develish deal having successfully sacrificed 9 children.
“The child is currently unwell and all moves to get information on how to reverse whatever spell has been cast on her from the suspected ritualist (Yahoo-boy) proved abortive as at the time of sending in this report.”
When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sabo Police Station said he is in Benin City for official assignment and has not been briefed about the matter.