By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Operatives of the Western Security Network, code named Amotekun Corps, Ekiti State Command have paraded two persons over alleged money rituals in Ado-Ekiti.
The suspects whose names were given as Adeniyi Oluwafemi, 28 and Abdulazeez Ogunsakin, 52, were arrested by the Corps following a complaint by the relatives of the 7-year-old girl victim.
Parading the suspects at the office of the Corps in Ado-Ekiti, the Commandant, Brigadier General Joe Komolafe, (rtd) said one of the suspects, Adeniyi Oluwafemi, ambushed the victim on her way to church on the fateful day and made attempt to slaughter her throat.
He explained that luck, however, ran out on him as the girl struggled with him and made frantic efforts to collect the knife from the suspect.
She was said to have raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect by residents of the area, while she sustained serious injury on her right hand
During interrogation by journalists, the suspect confessed that he wanted to use the girl for money ritual.
He disclosed that his accomplice, Abdulazeez Ogunsakin who is his uncle and an herbalist gave him the contract to get human parts for him for ritual purposes.
Recounting her ordeal, the 17-year-old girl, Godfirst Osigba, said she was on her way to the church on the fateful day when one of the suspects suddenly accosted her and made efforts to slaughter her from the throat.
She explained that one of the victims who was until the incident was a a neighbour in Kajola area of Ado-Ekiti, where she is working as an apprentice.