Saturday, September 5, 2020

Pastor accused of killing native doctor in Anambra


A 21-year - old man , Uchenna Chukwuma, said to be a pastor has allegedly killed a native doctor in Anambra State .

The suspect claimed he was divinely sent to kill the 60- year- old herbalist identified as Chukwudi Ugwu .

The incident happened at Nkpor, near Onitsha, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

Chukwuma claimed the herbalist had been disturbing him spiritually, thereby hindering his progress .

The Spokesperson for the police in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect confessed to the crime during interrogation .

He said , ” There was a report of alleged murder of a native doctor , one Oliver Chukwudi Ugwu , 60, of Umusiome , Nkpor but hailed from Umuavor village Abor in the Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State by a self - acclaimed pastor one Uchenna Chukwuma, 21, of Ugwuezue street , Umusiome Nkpor in the Idemili North LGA of Anambra State .

“ He further alleged that the victim was disturbing him spiritually and had not allowed him to progress financially.

“ Police detectives attached to Ogidi Division visited the scene of the crime and rushed the victim who was found in a pool of his blood to Iyi Enu Hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival . The corpse was deposited at the hospital ’ s mortuary for autopsy . ”

Mohammed said a machete allegedly used in perpetrating the crime was recovered as an exhibit while the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.

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