Monarch’s burial rite: Rivers Police Command denies rumour of ritual killings




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PORT HARCOURT – The Rivers Police Command has denied rumours about alleged ritual killings meet the burial rites the late Woji community,Eze Frank Eke.
This is contained a signed by the Command’s Public Officer, Mrs Grace Iringe-Koko, Port Harcourt.
Residents Woji community Obio/Akpor Local Government Area   the state, had alleged human heads were needed as part the burial rites the late .
The said the rumour had caused apprehension and panic among the for fear of being murdered.
‘’Unfortunately, this has erroneously caused apprehensions in the minds of for fear of being murdered for the said burial.
‘’In this regard, the Rivers State Police Command hereby refutes the rumour as a figment of the imagination of those who have concocted such rumour.
‘’It is important state such barbaric practice cannot be imagined in the present civilised dispensation of human advancement,’’ it said.
The urged the be vigilant and report any suspicious movement the police.
It said that the police was being cautious because some could capitalise the huge influx of people for the burial to carry ‘’ unwholesome activities’’.
Eke, a former Deputy of the state in 1983, will be buried June 7. (NAN