YEARS after a syndicate of suspected ritual killers operating under the Otokutu Bridge in Ughelli South council area of Delta State was dislodged, two suspected ritualists, at the same spot, were caught yesterday.
When Sunday Vanguard visited the bridge, besieged by a crowd , the suspects were said to have been handed over to men of the Jeremi Police Division, but a lady who witnessed the scene earlier confirmed the incident.
“Two men who appeared like lunatics attacked a woman who was gathering sharp sand on the Otokutu end of the bridge. They were struggling with her trying to drag her to their hideout under the bridge. The helpless woman started shouting thus alerting motorists passing by.
“Concerned drivers and passengers began to stop to see what the problem was. That was when it occurred to the public that ritual killers have come to the bridge again.
The crowd was still beating them when police came and took the suspects away.” When contacted, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu, said she was yet to get details of the incident, just as a source at the Jeremi Police Division, which arrested the suspects, said no concrete evidence had been found to establish the alarm raised by the public. The Otokutu Bridge in Delta was found to be notorious as a den of ritual killers when in May 2004, a mob killed one suspect, police apprehended one while another escaped.