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Money ritual: Cult Boys bury baby boy alive in Rivers

A collaborative operation of Police and vigilante men has apprehended cult boys who buried an infant boy in Port Harcourt area of Rivers State.

The 12 suspects were believed to be a gang of 'Yahoo Boys' who used the yet-to-be-identified baby boy for money-making ritual.


Officers of the Rivers State Police Command, Rivers State Neighbourhood Watch and Port Harcourt Local Government Area Security Watch arrested the suspects for allegedly burying the newborn alive at Andoni Waterfront, Eagle Island, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Narrating the development, Chairman of Port Harcourt Local Government Area (LGA) Security Watch, Victor Ohaji, told newsmen on Wednesday that his men heard an eerie noise that led them to the worrisome development in the very late hours of the night, very early in the morning, within the bushes and moved in to discover the event.

: “This morning," Ohaji told the press, "one of my brothers called me that some Yahoo Boys are doing some incantation at Eagle Island Waterfront, called Andoni Sand Field. 

“Immediately, I called my boys and we moved. 

“When we got to the place, the boys had left.

“I asked my brother to show me the point where he saw the boys. 

“He showed me. 

“When I got there, I discovered that they dug the ground and covered it. 

“I have to dig that spot to know what they buried there. 

“When we dug the place, we saw a dead baby.

“It was a baby boy. 

“A very handsome boy. 

“I had to call the Station Officer of Eagle Island immediately to inform him. 

“He in turn called the DPO in charge of the area. 

“We all went in search of the boys behind the act. 

“We moved from hotel to hotel to check if we would see them.

“While we were moving, we saw them coming out from one hotel. 

“Immediately they saw us coming down from our car, they started running. 

“We, the Police and Neighbourhood Watch, we chased them and arrested some of them. 

“We took them to the station with the dead baby.

“When we got to the station, one of the suspects started shouting that his father is a Major General in the Nigerian Army and nothing would happen even if they buried an adult. 

“He said this is just a baby and we are disturbing.”

Spokesperson of Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed arrest of the suspects whose cases have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper treatment and possible onward legal prosecution.

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