Suspected ritualist kills minor in Adamawa

Suspected ritualist kills minor in Adamawa


A suspected ritualist, John Pwaddon who allegedly killed a five-year-old boy, David Tarfa, for ritual has been arrested by police operatives.

John Pwaddon was nabbed by police personnel attached to Adamawa State Police Command after he allegedly killed a five-year-old boy, David Tarfa, for ritual.

According to the Spokesman of Adamawa State Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Ngoroje, the suspect was said to have come from Lagos to Yola on a visit to the family of Mr Emmanuel Stephen Tarfa, his old-time friend.

He said Pwaddon will soon be arraigned in court in relation to the murder of the young lad.

While narrating the ordeal, father of the deceased revealed that he rendered help to Pwaddon who had come from Numan to stay for a day but extended his stay to two days.

Tarfa said Pwaddon killed David on the second day of his visit, while he (Tarfa) was away for an official engagement,

He revealed that he met Pwaddon eight years ago but he resurfaced recently and treated him as an old-time friend.

The incident which occurred last Friday in the presence of David’s siblings drew the attention of people who tried to rescue him.

David was said to have died at the hospital as a result of the serious injuries he sustained.

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The cictim was buried Tuesday morning in Yola according to Christian rites.

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