Three children, battered beyond recognition, have been rescued from where they were kept hostage by two suspected ritualists.
The suspects identified as Rejoice Raymond, 39, and Chidi Felicia Nwafor, 80, were arrested by police operatives attached to 3-3 Police Station Nkwelle, Anambra state.
It is alleged that the women specialize in abducting children and pounding them in mortars to make charms.
According to the Anambra state police, the women had “subjected them into physical and emotional torture without feeding and inflicted several wounds on their body leaving them unconscious.”
The police adds in a statement: “Scene was visited by the DPO 3-3 CSP Abdu Bawa where a gory sights of badly battered victims, one with a broken arm were found in the pool of their blood and whose parents were neither seen nor known.
“Meanwhile,the children were rescued and rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
“Preliminary Investigation further revealed some fetish substances, blood stained canes,concoctions and other incriminating items were all recovered inside the rooms and registered as exhibits.”