Fear of cult drives school attendance down

Fear of alleged cult members out to abduct and kill young children has caused attendance in some schools in northern Negros to drop and officials are taking measures to address the problem. Mayor Evelio Valencia Jr. yesterday said steps are being taken to stop the reduction of school attendance in some Toboso barangays believed triggered […]

‘Cults’ alarm Toboso, Escalante residents

Police in Toboso town in northern Negros are determined to solve the successive killings of two children recently as it downplayed reports that some cult members may have been behind the death of the kids. The school and barangay officials also called parents to meetings at the different public schools in Toboso and Escalante City […]

2 cult members nabbed for boy’s killing

The police have arrested two members of an alleged cultist group believed responsible for the mysterious death of a 6-year-old boy whose mutilated body was found floating in a river in Toboso, Negros Occidental. Senior Inspector Romeo Leyte, Toboso police chief, yesterday identified the suspects arrested during the weekend in Brgys. Tabun-ak and General Luna […]

Satanic Cult Suspected In Slaying Of Colombian Family

Authorities suspect a satanic cult is responsible for slitting the throats of six members of the same family in Colombia. The Associated Press reports one of the victims was a child. The murders took place on June 6, 2006, or 6-6-6, a set of numbers considered by some to be the mark of the devil. […]

Malawi: Human parts sellers nabbed

If you were doubting that some people sell human parts for a living, this is the time to believe. Home Affairs Minister Anne Kachikho has revealed in parliament that police have discovered some of the traffickers and they are rounding them up. Kachikho told parliament on Friday that the arrest of three young men at […]

South African police accused of ignoring ritual murders

Even in a country grown accustomed to horrific acts of violence, it is a crime that still shocks. ”Muti murder”, in which human body parts are removed to be used in traditional “medicine”, is increasing in South Africa – but victims’ families complain that the police too often ignore it. The murder of four-year-old Connie […]

Liberia ritual killings warning

The leader of Liberia’s transitional government, Gyude Bryant, has promised to use the death penalty against anyone found guilty of sacrificial killings. During an address on state radio Mr Bryant said people were killing in the belief it would make them successful, rich, or the next president. A BBC correspondent in Liberia says the number […]

Arrests over Kenya child killings

Police in Kenya are holding three people in the coastal city of Mombasa, suspected of involvement in the ritual killing of children. Relatives of the missing children have besieged the police station where the three are being held, demanding to be allowed to take revenge. Twenty youngsters are known to have disappeared over the past […]

Met calms fears of child killings

Allegations that African boys were being trafficked into Britain for slaughter during macabre church services were largely discredited by Scotland Yard last night. A report commissioned by the police and leaked to the BBC included claims of abuse by clerics at fringe west African churches seeking to exorcise evil spirits. Critics of the report have […]

Children trafficked for sacrifice, says report

A confidential report into the sacrifice and abuse of children at African churches describes how pastors are profiting from the trafficking of black boys into Britain. Uncircumcised boys are being smuggled into the country for human sacrifice by fundamentalist sects whose members believe that their ritual killing will enhance spells. The leaked Metropolitan Police report […]

Pastor arrested after death of child

Abuja – Police in south-western Nigeria arrested a pastor and two others on Monday over their apparent involvement in the ritual killing of a seven-year-old boy. Commissioner of police in Ekiti State, Bashir Azeez, said the suspects have already confessed to the killing of the boy, whose headless body was exhumed from a pit in […]

Gardai compare canal murder to London ritual killing

Detectives have examined the case files in London on a so-called ritual killing as part of Garda investigation into the headless body murder on the Royal Canal in Dublin. The Sunday Business Post understands that detectives travelled to London a week ago to liaise with officers who dealt with the bizarre death of a five-year-old […]

Two Nigerians Arrested in Ireland for Ritual Killing

Okija priests to be prosecuted – Balogun Barely one month after the conviction in the United Kingdom of a Nigerian, Kingsley Ojo for the brutal murder of a five year old boy named Adam, police in the Republic of Ireland are questioning two men arrested in Dublin in connection with the murder of the daughter […]

People-smuggler to be quizzed over boy’s body in Thames

A child trafficker who may have helped smuggle the River Thames “torso boy” into Britain was jailed for four-and- a-half years yesterday. Kingsley Ojo headed a “substantial” network thought to have brought hundreds of youngsters and adults into the country to work in the sex trade, as domestic slaves or for benefit fraud. Now police […]

Jail for torso case people smuggler

A man suspected of having smuggled into the UK an African boy whose torso was later found in the Thames was jailed for four years and six months for people trafficking yesterday. Kingsley Ojo, 35, from Stratford, east London, admitted four charges: bringing two men, whom he provided with false papers, into Britain in November […]

Man questioned over killing

Detectives hunting those responsible for dumping the torso of a young boy in the Thames are questioning a man in connection with the murder. The unknown black African boy, named Adam by police, was found floating in the river near Tower Bridge in September 2001. Officers heading up the international murder hunt suspect the boy, […]

‘Mutilation is one crime, organ trafficking another’

Mozambican police may seek foreign help in their investigation into a recent wave of killings and mutilations allegedly linked to the trafficking in human organs, President Joaquim Chissano said on Tuesday during a visit to Portugal. “In every crime investigation where Mozambican authorities have faced limitations, we have asked for help from international organisations which […]

Voodoo fear over canal body

Detectives are today investigating whether a young woman whose torso was found floating in a London canal was the victim of a voodoostyle ritual killing. The dismembered body, stuffed in a suitcase, was discovered by teenagers playing by the Regent’s Park Canal in Islington on Saturday. Officers are yet to identify the victim. A post-mortem […]

Mumbai court hands life sentence to dead woman

Mumbai: The Bombay high court has handed down a sentence of life imprisonment to a dead woman found guilty of killing a six-year-old girl in 1986 as a human sacrifice, a report said Friday. The woman, named only as Janabai, died two years ago but the court, apparently unaware of the fact, last week sentenced […]
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