A father has aided the arrest of his 20-year-old accused of ritual murder, the police have said.
According to Bartholomew Onyeka, the Commissioner of Police for Plateau State, the father, who lectures at the University of Jos, helped the police in locating the suspect, identified as Moses Oko.
Oko reportedly killed his girlfriend, identified as Jennifer Anthony. He also allegedly plucked her eyes and removed parts of her body, an execution style consistent with ritual murders in African settings. Until her death, the deceased was a 300-level student of the University of Jos.
The police boss, Onyeka explained that Oko was arrested for “the gruesome murder of Miss Jennifer Anthony, a 300-level student of the University of Jos, whose lifeless body was found mutilated on January 1, 2022 at Domus Pacis Guest House, Jos”.
He identified 20 years old Oko, who is “suspected to be her boyfriend”, as the culprit. He added Oko “fled after committing the crime”.
“The command, in a bid to arrest the perpetrator, launched an aggressive manhunt for the suspect and tactically trailed him to Benue State, where he was arrested by hawk-eyed police operatives of the command. The suspect will be arraigned at the end of investigation.”
The police promised to investigate and prosecute Oko, who reports have that was arrested in a psychiatric home in Makurdi, Benue State.