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Pastor arrested over ‘killing of native doctor’

Pastor arrested over ‘killing of native doctor’
September 05
00:18 2020

The police command in Anambra says it has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the alleged murder of a native doctor by a pastor.

A statement issued on Friday in Awka, the Anambra capital, by Haruna Mohammed, the command’s spokesman, identified the victim as 60-year-old Oliver Ugwu of Umusiome village, Nkpor near Onitsha.

He said the suspect, one 21-year-old Uchenna Chukwuma, who resides at Ugwuezue street, Umusiome Nkpor near Onitsha, allegedly carried out the murder with a machete on September 3.

“The suspect, who hails from Amagunze in Nkanu East LGA of Enugu State, claimed during interrogation that he was sent by God to kill the native doctor,” the police spokesman said.

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

Mohammed noted that detectives attached to Ogidi division led by Ekuri Remigius, the divisional police officer, visited the scene of the crime and rushed the victim to Iyi Enu hospital, Ogidi for medical attention.

He added that the victim was certified dead by the medical doctor at the hospital, and the corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.

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According to him, the machete used in perpetrating the crime was recovered as exhibit and the case has been transfered to the criminal investigation department.

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