The suspect, one Esomchi Ojobo, a native of Enugu-Ezike in Igbo-Eze North Local Government of Enugu State, was apprehended after raping about 11 minors.
Ojobo was arrested in Opanda, a community in the Uzo-Uwani area of Enugu, on December 11.
Southern City News gathered that Ojobo’s victims, who were not named by the police, were aged 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 11 years.
It was learnt that Ojobo allegedly hypnotised the minors before raping them.
The Spokesman, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the development, said that upon his arrest, Ojobo confessed that he used a white cloth to perpetrate the act.
According to Amaraizu, the white cloth was given to the suspect by an unnamed spiritualist, which he flashes on the faces of his targets.
He said, “The suspect explained that the little boy or girl would temporarily lose his or her senses after the dangling of the cloth on the person’s face and added that the victim would follow him to wherever he intended to perpetrate the crime.
“He also confessed that he was instructed to rape the minors through the anus in order to ‘collect their destinies’, which would in turn translate to immense riches for him.
“He (suspect) revealed that as soon as the white cloth is flashed on their (victims’) faces, they will lose consciousness and follow him to where he will abuse them through the anus for the purpose of reaping the victim’s destiny, which in turn boosts the process of his financial acquisition.”
However, Ojobo has not acquired the expected riches before his arrest.
But the suspect said he was yet to complete the ‘process’ as instructed by the spiritualist, before he was arrested.
Amaraizu said, “When asked whether he had started getting the money, the suspect maintained that he was still in the process and that the process needed to be completed before he would start reaping the monetary dividend as instructed.”
Amaraizu said the police had launched a full scale investigation into Ojobo’s activities, adding that the suspect had expressed regrets over his actions.