The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested a suspected yahoo boy who attempted to use his girlfriend for rituals.
Investigations revealed that the suspect, Sunday Favour, from Edo State, had successfully lured his girlfriend, Deborah Emafridom, an undergraduate at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, to a bush at Ogobiri-Toruebeni drive in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state, and was about to slit her throat when youths of the community and policemen pounced on him.
Favour was said to have lured Emafridom with money and, before she realised what was going on, he had tied her hands and legs with ropes and was about to kill her when luck ran out on him.
Findings revealed that the Ogobiri youths had got wind of the suspicious movement of Favour and decided to alert the police while they trailed him to the place he wanted to carry out the evil act.
Emafridom, after her rescue, was immediately moved to a nearby hospital, where she is receiving medical attention.
The police spokesman, Mr Asinims Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa Police Command, Echeng E. Echeng, commended the synergy between the vigilante group and the police in fighting criminality.