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Man escapes ritual killing in Imo hotel

A middle-aged man, Anayo Ukadike, Thursday, alleged that he escaped from some persons that attempted to use him for ritual purposes in one of the hotels in Imo State.

In a petition to Imo State Police Command in Owerri, Ukadike said he escaped through an exit door when he was attacked by three able-bodied men as he was inside his Room 45 lodge.

Ukadike said it was a ritual attempt as he said he reached out to the management of the hotel who pleaded that he should not report his encounter to the police.

He said, “It was the worst experience of my life. The hotel is located at Marathana Avenue, New Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

“I was unfortunate enough to book a room in the hotel on March 10. I escaped death only by Divine Providence. Their antecedents proved the fact that they are in the business of killing people for ritual purposes.

“I was brutally attacked in my Room 45 in a Commando style by three able-bodied young men who broke into my room. But to their greatest surprise, I was able to escape after using my last strength to hit the particular one blocking the exit door.

“The attitude of the management and staff of the hotel, when contacted, proved that the attack was planned, coordinated and executed by them.

“The management pleaded with me not to contact the police, promising they will trace the attackers.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, confirmed that the command “received the write-up, and we are now working on it.”

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