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Tragedy As Man Ties Wife, Beheads Daughter for Alleged Money Ritual

Yusuf Rahimat Clara reporting

A young man identified as Emmanuel Ovwarueso, has been arrested by operatives of Edo State Security Network (ESN), for allegedly beheading his daughter for money rituals in Benin-city.

The suspect popularly known and addressed as ‘Emma One’ confessed to the ESN operatives, who apprehended him at the Uteh area of the Upper Mission Road Extension, Benin-city, where he resided with his family.

According to his wife, whose name is withheld, the husband recently changed his spending habits, saying she shouldn’t look at him as a poor man anymore.

“My husband’s attitude changed recently. He kept saying I should not look at him like a poor man anymore.

“Even at his place of work, he buys drinks for everyone as if he was celebrating. Even his co-workers were surprised at his new spending style.

“He even told them that his money is very near. We never knew he was having such a dangerous plan.”

According to a member of the ESN, who spoke to THISDAY News, The suspect was caught on Thursday night with a bag, where he kept his daughter’s head.

He said, “We saw him that Thursday night with a bag, walking so fast like he was rushing to catch up a flight.

“We stopped him, but he resisted us. We asked what was inside the bag, he said it was his food.”

“So we searched the bag and found a human head inside.

“We interrogated him and from the way he was talking, it was obvious he was hiding something.

We took him to his house and we met his wife tied down. We untied her and asked who tied her, she confirmed he is her husband.

“She told us that her husband tied her down with a rope before killing their daughter.

“He took us to the place where he buried the little girl’s body in a shallow grave and the body of the girl was exhumed immediately,” he said.

Some residents of the community, who spoke said, “Emma One is fond of beating his wife and kids regularly”, while some of his co-workers described him as heartless and one who loves fighting uncontrollably.

The ESN official, said the suspect has been handed over to the Edo State Police, Edo State Command for further investigation.

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