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Police arrests three suspected ritualists in Enugu

Mr. Amaraizu said the suspects were arrested on December 23 at Umuonopu, Obune Inyi in Oji River.

Mr. Amaraizu said the suspect, Uzoma Chukwuka, had been on the run after his alleged involvement in the kidnap of one Veronica Ogugor of Orjinator Ugwuoba in Oji River on June 26.

He said the suspects were nabbed following complaints that they were fake gynecologists, money ritualists and for obtaining money under false pretence.

The suspect was also alleged to have taken part in the murder of one Fredrick Onwuka of Nkpagu village before he ran away to Lagos.

The police said the suspect was apprehended as he returned to his village after spending some months, unaware that the police were monitoring him.

He said Abonyi was stabbed to death on December 27 for a yet to be identified reason.

The spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement in Enugu on Tuesday that the suspects were Festus Ajah, Precious Ajah, and Solomon Ajah.

“Following the death of the deceased, angry villagers revolted and allegedly burnt a car believed to be that of the suspects before police operatives intervened,” he said.

In another development, the police also nabbed a notorious suspected kidnapper/murderer who has been on their wanted list for long.

The suspects were arrested on December 23.

Mr. Amaraizu said the police have recovered a machete, two expended cartridges and one small knife from the suspects. He added that the deceased had been deposited at Ikem General Hospital for autopsy.


The police in Enugu has announced the arrest of three suspected ritualists in Oji River.

The spokesperson said police operatives recovered from the suspects a wrap of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp, syringes, some drugs, red and white cloths, and rainbow-coloured incense, among others.

Meanwhile, the police have also arrested four persons for the alleged murder of one Uche Abonyi of Umuodu Umuogwu in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

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