An unnamed 14-year-old boy narrowly escaped being killed by his neighbour, who allegedly wanted to use him for ritual purposes at Ubomiri community, in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State last Friday.
The 40-year-old suspect from Anambra State, reportedly invited the boy to his apartment within the neighbourhood for an errand and the unsuspecting young boy met his assailant who is also his father’s friend in the neighborhood blaring loud music from his home theatre.
NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from DAILY POST that after ushering him into his apartment, he jammed the door and hit him with machete and wanted to push the 14year-old into an already dug grave in his room at Ubomiri.
The assailant, neighbours said, he was also attempting to chop off the boy’s head from his body, which led to stiff resistance and commotion and the screams from the victim attracted neighbours who forcefully broke down the door and rescued him, before handing the ritualist over to police.
The boy, who was said to have sustained some cuts, is receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital.
The assailant before the development, had constantly sends the boy on errand.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the State, Michael Abattam confirmed the incident saying the suspect was currently undergoing police investigation in the State.