33-year-old suspected ritualist, Volt Blessing Gabriel, who was arrested for allegedly beheading his one year and eight-month-old son, Godspower Gabriel, claims he had a dream where he was told that his action will make him wealthy.
In a statement released Sunday, June 26, the spokesperson of the Delta State police command, DSP Bright Edafe, stated that on Saturday, June 25 at about 10.30am, one Mrs Success Oduwa, 24, of Peanuts junction, Obeh in Edo State, discovered that she has not seen their child since the morning of June 24, and started troubling the husband as to the whereabouts of the child.
The husband then told her that the child is with his sister in Warri. On getting to Warri, she stated that she discovered the husband was lying to her, hence her suspicion.
She then reported to the Commander, Quick Response Squad, that she is suspecting her husband named, Volt Blessing Gabriel (m) age 33yrs of same address, to have killed their child named Godspower Gabriel (m) aged one year and eight months for ritual purposes.
The Commander RRS detailed operatives who swung into action, arrested the husband and handed him over to the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri for further investigation.
Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to have murdered the said child at Ewabogun bush by catholic road, Benin city using hand saw to cut off the head and buried it by a palm tree in the bush and threw away the headless body of the child.”
When quizzed on why he carried out the dastard act, the suspect was quoted as saying that he killed the child because of a dream he had where he saw a man who told him that if he kills the child, and uses the child’s blood to rub his head, he will become rich.
The suspect is currently in police custody.