The Edo state Police command, has arrested four siblings, for allegedly killing their grandmother, Mrs. Grace Ovbiedo, for money ritual.
The four brothers are Dickson Oluka, Salaya Oluka, Martins Oluka and Austin Enayi.
The incident reportedly occurred on December 12, 2017 at No 28, Asowata Street, Ohovbe Quarters in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo state.
The suspects who were reportedly internet fraudsters, wanted to be rich overnight and contacted a native doctor to assist them in their quest.
A family source, told newsmen that a native doctor instructed them to tie a live tortoise to their back and kill someone very close to them before they would become very rich.
On getting home, the four brothers actually strapped a tortoise to their back and together they smashed their grand-mother’s head against a wall. They were reportedly caught while attempting to dispose the body.
Edo State police spokesman, Chidi Nwanbuzor, confirming the incident to newsmen on Tuesday, said Dickson and Salaya have been arrested while the two other siblings fled. He said a manhunt has been launched for them.
Nwanbuzor, said the two brothers in custody have confessed to the crime while others arrested including the native doctor have been granted bail, while the tortoise is still in police custody as exhibit.
One of the suspects, identified as Dickson, said they carried out the act because of frustration.
He further confessed that they used broom to beat their grandmother to enable her confessed to her witchcraft before they killed her.
According to a recording of his confession at the police station, Dickson said: “That old woman does not make her grandchildren to succeed. Austin said his aunt wanted to do papers for him to travel abroad but it did not work. We said it was our grandmother that is causing her grandchildren not to succeed. We have used broom to beat her before.
“When we went there, she asked us whether we were there to kill her. Austin held her mouth to stop her from shouting and we kicked her. Blood came out of her nose and ear. Nobody followed us there. The thing was done by four of us. We even helped her to take the things she bought from the market inside the house. We didn’t allow her to shout.”