A 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, has been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command for allegedly shooting and killing his client, Onunze Benedict, while testing gunshot charms at his shrine.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement said that Emmanuel was arrested after the case was reported to the Isi-Uzo Police Division.
According to Ndukwe, the suspect, during interrogation, confessed to have used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and kill Benedict at his shrine in Umuaram community, 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 Criminal Investigation Department Enugu,” the PPRO said.
The police spokesman said that two firearms, one live cartridge, three mock guns, a Sino truck loaded with 789 bags of cement, mobile phones, ATM Cards, pieces of wrappers, clothes and other incriminating exhibits, were recovered from them.
Ndukwe confirmed the arrest of the following male suspects, Everest Ayokalam, 48, Anayo Akakem, 33, Iwuanyanwu Kelechi, 32, Uchenna Iwuoha, aka Uchewinde, 47, and Gospel Nnorom 32, for involving in a case of conspiracy, armed robbery, abduction and attempted murder.