Anambra State Police Command has arrested a self-acclaimed 21-year-old pastor, Uchenna Chukwuma, for killing a 60-year-old native doctor, Mr Oliver Chukwudi Ugwu, in Umusiome, Nkpor, in Idemili North local government area of the state.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the Pastor allegedly carried out the murder with a machete on September 3, 2020.
Following his arrest, Uchenna confessed that he was directed by God to kill the 60 years old victim because he was disturbing him spiritually and financially.
“On the 3/9/2020 at about 2:10pm, there was a report of alleged murder of a native doctor, one Oliver Chukwudi Ugwu ‘m’ aged 60 years of Umusiome,Nkpor but hails from Umuavor village Abor in Udi LGA of Enugu State by a self acclaimed pastor, one Uchenna Chukwuma ‘m’ aged 21 years of Ugwuezue street, Umusiome Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
“The Suspect who hails from Amagunze in Nkanu East LGA of Enugu State claimed during interrogation that he was sent by God kill the native doctor. He further alleged that the victim was disturbing him spiritually and has not allowed him to progress financially.
“Police detectives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO CSP Ekuri Remigius visited the scene of crime and rushed victim who was found in a pool of his blood to Iyi Enu hospital, Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival. Corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.”
Haruna said the machete used in perpetrating the crime was recovered as an exhibit and that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation in order to unravel the actual circumstances surrounding the incident.
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had also reported how a native doctor butchered his girlfriend, and sold her body parts to herbalist, pastor & muslim clerics in Ogun State.