One of the 7 suspects arrested by the newly discovered mass grave in which cassava was planted on in Benue state, revealed that he had killed his victims for money and mystical powers.
The serial killer and the kidnapping lord identified as Iorwuese Kpila were shown off alongside others by state police commissioner Mukaddas Garba. He revealed that most of his victims are commercial motorcyclists whose bicycles came on board.
I kill for money and mystical power, my goal was to kill 20 people – Suspect arrested for a mass grave in Benue
“We will tell Okada riders to drop us at a certain location and immediately we reach there I and my gang members will grabbed the victim and strangulate him with a rope, dig a grave, burry him and plant cassava on top of the grave, thereafter we sell the machine to a buyer,” Kpila said.
The suspect who has so far killed 16 people, further disclosed that “the ‘Queen’ who is a spirit told him to kill 20 people before he will have powers to appear and disappear.”
“So far, we have kidnapped 16 persons, robbed them of their vehicles, motorcycles and other belongings, killed the victims, buried the corpses and planted cassava on the graves. The ‘queen spirit’ directed us to do so and after meeting the target of 20, we would acquire whatever we want in life. It is the ‘queen spirit’ that consumed the blood of our victims” he added.
I kill for money and mystic power, my target was to kill 20 people – Suspect arrested over mass grave in Benue
Commenting on the arrest made so far, the police commissioner Mukaddas Garba said investigation is still ongoing. It was also learnt that some of the exhumed bodies seems to have been buried for more than a year even though Kpila claimed to have carried out his activities in Ushongo for only three months.