The military has taken over Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital following the killing of an 18-year-old girl by suspected ritualist. The victim, simply identified as Faith and a native of Epie speaking area of the state, was reported to have been lured to an hotel along the Biogbolo area of the state capital for a sexual rendezvous with an unidentified man.
Some staff of the hotel claimed the suspect was an Igbo man identified and was lodged without proper documentation and identification as required by law.
Another version claimed the girl was allegedly lured to the room of the unknown guest by the hotel owner with N500.
The hotel owner and two other suspects have been arrested by the police. The incident, which occurred on Friday at about 10pm, reportedly led to serious squabble between some residents around the area.