Police operatives in Enugu State have arrested a native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for shooting and killing one of his clients, Onunze Benedict, while attempting to test the bullet-repelling charms he had allegedly prepared for him.
The incident happened in Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the victim, who hailed from Eha-Amufu, had approached the native doctor to prepare the charm for him.
The 23-year-old native doctor decided to test the potency of the charm on his client, who died instantly after receiving the gunshots.
Enugu Police spokesman Daniel Ndukwe (DSP) said: “On 16/11/2022 around 11pm, Police Operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him. The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu”.
Ndukwe also that the police operatives of the state also arrested sixteenth additional criminal suspects, including one female, for alleged conspiracy, armed robbery, truck snatching, abduction, and unlawful possession of firearms.
Native Doctor Dies While Waiting For Client To Deliver Human Head
A native doctor who was set to receive the head and wrists of a female human for ritual has died before the items were delivered to him.
Those arrested in connection with the incident, Wasiu Omonose (35) and Akanbi Ibrahim (32), were nabbed with the body parts by the police on Oke Oyi-Jebba road on a motorcycle last week.
A credible police source who was part of the investigating team disclosed that the operatives investigating the matter discovered the development when they got to the herbalist’s residence in Ilorin.
He said, “The herbalist was dead by the time operatives got to his house with the suspects for further investigation.
“During the investigation, one of the suspects earlier told the officers that by the time he went to pick up the head and the hands, he called the herbalist but the phone was picked by one of his family members who broke the news of his death.
“It was while they were going in a tricycle which operator was unaware of the contents of their bag that they were caught.”
Native Doctor Commits Suicide In Benue
Terhemen Iorbee, a 42-year-old man has hung himself on a tree.
The deceased was an indigene of Mbakuha Council ward of Ushongo Local Government in Benue State.
He was married with four children.
Iorbee’s body was found dangling on the tree on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
It was gathered the deceased, who was a native doctor, started behaving strangely recently.
The deceased, though married to three wives, had been living alone.
He was said to have gone missing on Friday only for his body to be found hanging on a tree.
Source: The Nation