There was pandemonium, yesterday, at 3, Okon Edak street, off Atamunu, Calabar, Cross River State premises of a church, when the fresh heart of a one-year-old girl, Success Ime, was discovered in the church.
Subsequently, the G.O of the ministry, a Reverend was arrested for allegedly using the girl for ritual.
Other fetish items, including goat heads, dead chicken, wooden boat, crafted canel among others were uncovered by men of Uwanse Police Division.
The grandmother of the victim, Mrs Arit Ime, revealed that about 3.am yesterday, they heard banging on their door, following which two masked men entered their room at 8, Okon Edak Street and took away Success.
A police source said they got a distress call from the area and swung into action and that while looking for Success, some people in mask were arrested.
The source said: “Some persons have been arrested including one Okon, who said he was sent by thr Reverend to kidnap the girl. Six other persons were arrested alongside the G.O of the church with various fetish items, including a human heart.”