How 18-Yr-Old Boy Killed Girl, 12, For Money Ritual On New Year’s Eve


The police in Lagos State, on Monday, said they have
arrested an 18-year-old boy, Ikechukwu Friday, who allegedly killed a
12-year-old girl for money ritual. According Ikechukwu, a pastor he asked for money instructed
him to kill a young girl and obtain her faeces. He said the pastor promised him
N100,000 if he was able to accomplish the task.

I attend a popular church around Ketu Street, Aguda but I
live with my parents in Badagry. I just finished secondary school and I have
been very broke so I approached the pastor for money but he told me that I
should strangulate a little girl. He said when strangulating the girl, she would pass out
faeces. The pastor said I should obtain the faeces and bring it to him. He said
if I could do this, he would give me N100,000. Continue after the cut…

“So, on December 30, 2013, I approached a young girl, Bose
Ogoja. Her mother sells food in Badagry and I usually patronise them, so she
trusted me. I told the girl that I wanted to show her something and that she
should follow me. So I took her to an abandoned NITEL building and locked the
“I pressed her neck tightly and she passed out faeces. I
was, however, not able to get the faeces because I was caught before I could
The suspect, an indigene of Onitsha, Anambra State, pleaded
for mercy, adding that this was his first crime.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said
the boy was arrested by neighbours in the area and handed over to the Badagry
Police Division.
Braide said the pastor, who allegedly gave the boy the
instruction, had been arrested and was already cooperating with the police.
While displaying the gruesome picture of the slain girl,
Braide said: “He was arrested in an uncompleted building. The security guard
manning the building told the police that he saw the boy entering the building
with the girl.
“He said a few minutes later, he heard the girl screaming
and later saw the boy leaving. The security
guard raised the alarm and the neighbours were alerted and
they arrested the boy.”
On entering the building, the discovered that the girl was

“The picture of the girl’s corpse shows that the girl was
n*ked and defecated on the floor.”

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