BENUE: Husband-to-be, witch doctor arrested after body of wife-to-be was found buried for ritual


The long arm of the law has caught up with a husband-to-be (name witheld) after he connived with a witch doctor to dismember the body parts of his fiancée Cynthia, an Idoma native of Otukpo origin.

Reports say that the remains of Cynthia, a female officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who went missing 18 months ago was found in a shallow grave in Obi Local Government Area of Benue State.

A source who spoke with Daily Trust said that he saw how her would-be husband used her for ritual purposes, and thereafter summoned enough courage to inform her family about his discovery.

He later said that he led the family of the deceased and security operatives to arrest the groom who in turn led the police to Ogun State where they arrested the native doctor alleged to have performed the ritual at Obi LGA before his relocation to a south west state.

“Cynthia, the daughter of the former Mayor of Otukpo was found, but allegedly killed and buried by her husband-to-be for ritual purpose, the source disclosed to Daily Trust.

“An Okada man who knew what happened to late Cynthia Onche went to her family members and gave them the news. He led them to arrest her proposed husband, an Igbo man who led the police to Ogun State where they arrested the native doctor, a Yoruba, who performed the ritual.


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