Suspected ritualists struck in Abia State weekend, as they killed and removed the private parts of two daughters of a pastor of the Assemblies of God’s Church, identified simply as Nweke.
Eyewitnesses said the hoodlums robbed the cleric of his personal belongings, including undisclosed amount of money and Automated Teller Machines cards before abducting his daughters.
The lifeless bodies of the two girls were later found on the road leading to the Ezere community near the scene of the crime with their private parts said to be missing.
The pastor, who was left with machete cuts, is reportedly receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the state.
WuzupNaija reports that the pastor’s wife was away as of the time of the attack, and only got to know about the incident when the hoodlums contacted her to demand the secret code of one of the stolen ATM cards which belonged to her.
The source said: “The hoodlums called the pastor’s wife and gave the phone to one of her daughters to speak with her. They asked her to disclose the card’s secret code to them or else they would kill her daughters.
“She told them the code, but they still killed the two girls and allegedly cut off their private parts. They also rushed to the bank to make withdrawals from their victim’s accounts with their ATMs cards.”
The Police Public Relation Officer in the State, Mr Geoffrey Ogbonna, confirmed the incident, saying detectives had begun an investigation into the matter.