Pastor, accomplice arrested in Delta for murdering 13-year-old girl for ritual purposes  

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The long arm of the law has caught up with a yet-to-be-identified pastor and one other suspect for the alleged murder of a 13-year-old girl identified as Miracle Mwafor for ritual purposes.

The arrest and detention of the suspects was confirmed in a statement issued on Friday by the spokesperson for the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, who revealed that the victim’s heart was ripped open and other vital organs removed in Boji Boji Agbor on Friday, June 4.

Reports say that the victim and her mother who is a petty trader attend the church of the clergyman. On Friday after the evening service, the pastor claimed he placed Miracle on a motorcycle for her to be taken home. The mother who was at home became agitated after waiting endlessly without seeing her child.

The police were alerted and after thorough investigation, the motorcyclist was apprehended. When interrogated, the suspect implicated the pastor. The suspects were said to have later led detectives to the spot where the girl’s mutilated body was dumped at the back of the state School of Nursing by Central Hospital.

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