Ritualists are on the loose in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, with many people complaining of their missing loved ones.
The story that caught the attention of Metronetworknews was a case where a girl (names withheld) aged 10 was sent on an errand at Eliowhani town in the city, on Friday December 31, 2021.
After sending the girl on the errand, she could not return for more than four hours.
This heightened anxiety and tension to her family,who went out in frantic search of her.
After a fruitless effort,the family began calling relations and friends on the whereabout of the child.
At their shop situated at Rumuomasi area of Port Harcourt,neighbours accepted seeing her, where she was lying unconsciously.
The family members hurried to the scene to see her. On seeing her,she narrated how she was accosted by a young man standing by the roadside who asked her to help him buy a bottle of soft drink and take to a man inside a vehicle parked across the Eliowhani road .
Metronetworknews gathered that as soon as she gave the bottle of soft drink to the man inside the car,she lost consciousness and only regained it at Rumuola axis of Port Harcourt city,where she found herself alone in the car with all the doors locked.
She managed to unlock and get out of the vehicle before the occupants returned and raised alarm, which attracted passers-by who she inquired of the location.
She was told the location was at Rumuola.
From Rumuola, through the help of the passers-by, she was able to locate their shop situated at Rumuomasi.
It would be recalled that a movie producer had also narrated how he was lured from Lagos to Rumuola area of Port Harcourt for organ harvest, recently.
According to him, one Ama Pepple, a female called him from Rumuola in Port Harcourt, Rivers State that a Producer gave her his name and number and that they were working on a movie project and would like him to be part of it.
He said days afterwards, he received a travel document on Air Peace for Port Harcourt.
He said he informed his people , gave them the details of the shoot and the officials and called his friend the Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers State that he was PortHarcourt bound.
Some hours later he arrived Port Harcourt and the Artiste Liaison Officer(ALO) came to pick him from the airport.
On arrival, he said, he called his friend the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) and informed him of his presence in his precinct.
The police officer, according to him, asked for the address and he asked the ALO who came for him, but he noticed he was very hesitant to answer him but eventually blurted out the area albeit uncomfortably.
He said he forwarded the address to his police friend, a little over 30 minutes later they arrived what he observed to be a posh area in Rumuola area of Port Harcourt.
He said he noticed that the area was very quiet and looked secluded and uninhabited and that this didn’t go unnoticed to him , so he discreetly forwarded his map pin to his friend the PPRO.
According to him, shortly after they arrived into a very affluent looking apartment that the edifice itself looked uninhabited and had very few signs of human inhabitation, he did a panaromic view of the apartment and noticed that to his left, was a gate house and further down he saw a kernel with what looked like well trained German Shepherd Dogs all training their ferocious eyes on him.
Further down , he said he saw a walk way with lush green lawns that seemed to stretch further than the eyes could see but also disappearing at a sudden curb as if it was meant to confuse one. Also, to his right he saw a couple of luxurious cars and make shift production bus hurriedly adorned with posters of movies past.
He stated that as he was being ushered in, he quickly took some snaps of the environ and sent via WhatsApp to his friend not sure if the house had an inbuilt internet disabler.
Speaking further, he said Inside was a lavishly decorated living room with gold trimmings and ornaments and a wall drapping sandwiched by stock heads of wild animals hunted down for their precious horns and ivory tusks.
“I sat down and was immediately offered a choice of water , wine or beer”.
“Totally jettisoning the subconscious alarms ringing in my head warning me to decline both, I innocently accepted a choice of cold water, I should have known better when it arrived , served by a lady who seemed unsure of herself and literally shivering , again this should have warned me”.
“After dropping the water off a glass cup on top of a very thick side table , she was summoned immediately but not before she gave me a very cold look filled with fear and danger alarms ringing , stupid me did not take note “.
“I gulped down the water in one fell swoop and requested to see my co actors and the crew , at this time I was frightenedly alone until yet another steward , this time a much more assured looking male steward sundered in , picked up the remote control of a very wide tv set with similar dimensions of a vertically placed ping pong board, he turned it on and requested if I wanted to watch a Nollywood movie or a foreign one , I answered in the later and allowed myself to be enveloped in the comfortably well made leather settee I had settled in”.
“I requested for the bathroom as he was about to leave and also enquired about the other crew members and my co actors , he mumbled “they’ll see you shortly, and the right door to your left” to both my questions.”
“I could have sworn I staggered to get up from my enveloping settee to navigate the bathroom as he described , feeling like I was staggering , I made for the white door with a male miniature emoji indicating boys room on the door”.
“The bathroom had a 2′ x 2′ window installed and as I struggled with my quasi consciousness to unzip my fly, I could have sworn I heard voices speaking in hush tones deciding how much to make off my body parts.”
“After I was done and flushed, which I later realized to be a mistake , I observed the hosh toned voices had subsided and foot steps had taken over hurriedly leaving the bathroom window I had just used… I managed to send an SOS message to my friend fearing the worst and his urgent arrival to my rescue , with a last minute message not to come alone”.
“After I confirmed he had received the message and confirmation of his quick “Copy that, stay calm and do not give away your fears feedback” I quickly pocketed my phone , opened the door and fell straight into the arms of four heavily built men who started manhandling me and asking what I had heard, a quick uppercut to my jugular by one of the men after series of migraine inducing slaps and punches and I passed out”.
“I came to at the Air Force Medical Facility by Rumukrushi Road and my friend was there to assure me all was well”.
“I had narrowly escaped a case of Ritualists and Cultists who were rampant in that side of PH”.
“My friend told me I was lucky and my updates had made things easy for him and his men as well as the IGP Anti Kidnapping Team who worked together to have me and about 20 other victims rescued”.
“Sadly two other victims were not that lucky as they had been dismembered , butchered and their parts packed for human organ traders , dealers and merchants”, he narrated.