Two native doctors have been arrested in Enugu and Delta states for trading and trafficking in death. One of them, Felix Akor, was arrested for allegedly hiring assassins to kill Onyemaechi Eze in Enugu State, who he suspected used diabolical means to kill his wife’s siblings.
Akor was arrested along with one of those he hired to kill Eze. Another doctor was arrested in Delta State for being a member of ritual killer gang. The gang tricked a commercial motorcycle rider to a certain location, killed him and cut off his vital organs. The alleged killer, hired by Akor, is identified as Idoko Onyekachi of Ifuroka Amalla in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Eze was alleged to be diabolically responsible for the alleged mysterious death of two siblings of Akor’s wife, Blessing and John.
While fielding questions from police, Onyekachi confessed to taking part in Eze’s murder. Onyekachi said Akor, a native doctor, hired him and his gang for N200,000 and allegedly instructed them to assassinate Eze.
The Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said that Onyekachi was arrested by operatives of the Udenu Police Division, in partnership with members of the public.
He said: “The suspect, who fled after committing the offence, was arrested on September, 16, at Inyi in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State through a well-coordinated operation borne out of intelligence gathering.”
Amaraizu disclosed that Onyekachi, with others still at large, murdered Eze on July 5, over a yet to be established issue/issues. They escaped to avoid being nabbed.
The image maker said that the suspect was now assisting operatives in their investigations. Amaraizu also disclosed that Onyekachi had given insight on how he and the gang allegedly collected the N200,000 from Akor to carry out the assassination.
He added: “The native doctor, Akor, has been arrested by police operatives and is now assisting with investigations.”
Similarly, the Delta State Police Command gunned down a member of a ritual killing group known as ‘Ghana Buggers’ in the metropolis. The yet-tobe- mentioned native doctor is part of the gang.
According to the police, the Ghana Buggers ritual killers were linked to the death of a commercial motorcycle rider. The motorbike rider’s organs were removed and his corpse dumped in an undisclosed area on Sapele-Warri Road.
The commercial motorcycle rider was said to have met his untimely death after two members of the ritual killer group asked him to take them Amukpe area of Sapele.
He was overpowered, killed and his body dumped after his organs were harvested. The suspects were later tracked and arrested.
It was alleged that a member of the gang died in a shootout with soldiers. The native doctor, who is presently in police custody, is undergoing interrogation, while another surviving member, Emmanuel Ogbotor, was rushed to Central Hospital, Sapele after sustaining bullet wound in the shootout with soldiers.
There was heavy security around the hospital premises, with a crowd trying to catch a glimpse of Ogbotor. Police source said the suspects were arrested by soldiers of the 19 Battalion after a tip-off by men of the local vigilance group. One of the kidnappers died during the gun duel, while others were overpowered and taken to police station.
Recently, two suspected members of a kidnapping gang were identified and gunned down in Sapele, two weeks after the release of the wife of a Seplat Petroleum Company executive that was held in kidnapper’s den for 42 days.
Ritual killings appear to be on the increase in Sapele, Oghara, Jesse and its environs, with several persons allegedly killed in the aforementioned areas.
The situation compelled the monarch of Jesse Kingdom and women to invoke a curse on perpetrators of such crimes. The women’s action was said to have stemmed from increasing reports of murdered farmers and commercial cyclists. The victims were believed to have been killed by the ‘Ghana Buggers’ group.