A missing one-year-old girl, Success Ime, was reportedly found yesterday with her heart removed in the premises of a church located at 3, Okon Edak Street, off Atamunu, Calabar, Cross River State.
The General Overseer of the Ministry, a Reverend, was arrested for allegedly using the girl for ritual as other fetish items, including goat heads, dead chicken, male and female effigies, wooden boat, crafted camel among others, were uncovered by men of Uwanse Police Division.
The grandmother of the victim, Mrs Arit Ime, who spoke with newsmen recounted how the child was abducted saying at about 3a.m yesterday, they heard banging on their door when two masked men stormed in and took away Success.
A Police source said they got a distress call from the area and swung into action and that while looking for Success’ assailants, some people in mask were arrested.
The source said:
“Some persons have been arrested including one Okon, who said he was sent by the Reverend to kidnap the girl. Six other persons were arrested alongside the G.O of the church with various fetish items, including a human heart.”
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