Luck smiled at a female student of the Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma, Deborah Emafridom on Tuesday when she was rescued from her suspected “Yahoo boy” lover, Sunday Favour Ojo, while he was attempting to behead her for money ritual purposes along Setraco Road in Ogobiri Community in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
According to community sources, the suspect whose name is yet to be ascertained had lured the victim into dating him with money for about a month before he tricked her to follow him to the isolated area where he tied her hands and legs with ropes and tried to cut her neck with a knife.
Eyewitnesses said a resident with knowledge of his plans alerted youths of Ogobiri Community who also informed the Police.
He was secretly tracked and was caught.
It was further revealed that the suspect has since been handed over to the Nigeria Police for further investigation while his victim has been rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), SP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.
According to a statement, the suspected ritualist was apprehended by Operatives of Operation Doo Akpor in collaboration with the vigilante members of Ogobiri Community, Sagbama Local Government Area, while committing the crime in the bush.
The statement further read “the suspected ritualist one Sunday Favour Ojo ‘m’ who hails from Edo, State, was arrested on 21st September 2021, at about 1100hours, at Ogobiri-Toruebeni drive in Sagbama Local Government Area.
“The suspect lured his victim one Deborah Emafridom ‘f’ a student of Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, to a nearby bush tied her hands and was about to slit her throat when he was apprehended by the vigilante members and Police Operatives.
“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, Echeng E. Echeng, commended the vigilante members for their role in the arrest and appealed to members of the public to continue to volunteer useful information to the Police and other security agencies, as discreet Investigation into the matter has since commenced.”