A teenage boy simply identified as Bobo John has confessed how he killed and buried one Stanley Eluwa, a motorcycle rider in Igwebuike forest in Awara community, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
The 18-year-old suspect yesterday led policemen to the forest where he and four members of the cult group he belongs to allegedly killed and buried the 24-year-old motorcyclist in a shallow grave.
John explained that the gang lured the victim, who was a commercial motorcycle rider to the forest and killed him with a rod and stole with his motorcycle.
The state’s Police Public Relation Officer, Andrew Enwerem, a Superintendent of Police said John and four others who belonged to the Iceland cult, lured the victim to the forest on October 5.
He said John was arrested on October 24 for stealing an amplifier from a church in Awara, upon interrogation, he confessed that his gang murdered and buried Eluwa in the forest.
He also said the family of Eluwa had earlier reported to Ohaji Police Division, when he did not return home.
“This is a case of robbery and murder. This man, who claims to be 18 years old and his gang members, robbed and murdered one Stanley Eluwa on October 5.
“He was arrested on October 24 for stealing an amplifier from the New Life Bible Church. During interrogation, he confessed to the murder case. Today, (Thursday) he led the police and the family members of the slain man to the forest where they killed and buried the victim in a shallow grave.
“The Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, has declared war on cultism. The CP believes that cultism is the mother of all crimes. We are getting the results and the CP is bringing new ideas to the table to make sure that cultism is thrown out of the state.
“The suspect and others on the run belong to the Iceland Confraternity, which has been wrecking havoc on the state.
“We are trailing the fleeing gang members. There is an ongoing operation in the state against cultism,” Enwerem added.