The Police in Edo said they had arrested an 18-year – old boy who allegedly killed his mother for suspected ritual purposes .
The suspect, with other suspected criminals arrested by the command , was presented to newsmen by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr . Johnson Kokumo, in Benin on Wednesday .
The boy told journalists that he carried out the act after consulting a spiritualist who promised to make him rich .
He confessed to strangling his mother at 5 a. m . on October 10 in Ologbo, near Benin , while the woman was asleep .
He said that he also had sexual intercourse with her corpse for two days, as instructed by the spiritualist .
The suspect disclosed that luck ran out on him as he was arrested when his grandmother, who became suspicious of him , raised the alarm.
Also arrested by the command , according to the Police Commissioner , are two suspected cult members who allegedly gang-raped a girl that was being initiated into their group .
He added that a 21- year -old man from Bayelsa State was also arrested for robbing a lady of N 1, 450.
Kokumo said that the suspects would be arraigned as soon as investigations were completed.
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