A native doctor has been reportedly murdered by one Uchenna Chukwuma, a resident of Umusiome Nkpor, a community in the Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
According to the report confirmed by the spokesperson for the police in the state, Haruna Mohammed, the suspect, Chukwuma, 21, who is said to be a pastor had killed a herbalist with the claims that he was disturbing him spiritually.
The suspect while confessing to the crime told authorities that he was divinely sent to take the life of the 60-year-old native doctor whose name is given as Chukwudi Ugwu.
According to Chukwuman, the herbalist had been disturbing his peace and as well hinders his progress financially.
“There was a report of the 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,” said Mohammed while narrating the story.
“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.”
According to the police spokesman, 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 further investigation.
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