Detectives in Delta State are investigating the killing of a 67-year-old invalid in Delta State.
The man was reportedly found dead in a traditional healer’s compound at Orhoakpor in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.
His throat was slit, his chest bearing machete cuts, The Nation gathered.
The victim was said to have suffered a stroke and was accommodated in a rented apartment in the healer’s compound for close medical attention.
No arrest has been made, but police operatives have visited the community following the evacuation of the victim.
Commissioner of police Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the incident.
“The man was taken to a traditional healer for stroke treatment. The family rented a place at the traditional healer’s place where the man was killed. So there is suspicion that it is a ritual killing. The case is under investigation,” he said.