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Man kills roommate, sells body parts to pastor for rituals



BAYELSA Police Command has arrested a 34-year-old man, Okpegboro Avwerosuo, for allegedly killing his roommate in Sagbama Town, Sagbama Local Government Area (SALGA) of the state.

  Okpegboro was alleged to have sold the deceased’s vital organs to a pastor in Port Harcourt, who is currently at large, for ritual purposes.

  The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the story.

  But swat said that the suspect hails from Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta and was being detained at the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.

  He said that the name of the victim had yet to be known.

  It was gathered the suspect invited the deceased, his friend, to Sagbama to join the motorcycle riding business, assuring him that the business is flourishing in the town.

  The deceased had spent barely two weeks in the town when Okpegboro struck him on the skull with a pestle in the night and killed him.

  The neighbour further explained that “after killing him, he dismembered the body, preserved the vital organs and put the other parts in separate sacks which he disposed of in the early hours of the following day.”

  He said that while disposing the sacks, another neighbour who saw him and suspected his movement confronted him and demand to know the whereabouts of his roommate.

  “The suspect claimed that the deceased has travelled back to Delta State for an urgent business. Not satisfied with his response, the neighbour forced his way into the room and saw blood stains everywhere. The neighbour held him down and alerted the local vigilante which eventually called the police in to arrest the suspect. Upon interrogation before he was handed over to the police, the suspect confessed that he had sold the vital organs of his friend to a pastor in Port Harcourt, who is currently at large for ritual purposes,” he explained.

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