Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a man for allegedly killing and burying his son for money ritual.
The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the command, Daniel Ndukwe (ASP) revealed this in a press release.
Ndukwe said that an accomplice pastor was also arrested by the operatives in connection with the alleged killing for money ritual.
“Following the receipt of credible information in an ongoing case of a missing child, Police Operatives attached to the Central Police Station (CPS) of Enugu State Command, on 06/11/2021 at about 1910hrs, arrested one Chidi Onyishi aged 36 (male), of Taylor Avenue, Coal Camp, Enugu, for allegedly being responsible for the disappearance and murder for money ritual, of his 7 years old son, Chimdalu Chidi, whom he had also reported to the Police on 22/10/2021 as missing.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that he confessed to the crime and led Police Operatives to the arrest of one Pastor Okeke Eneokwor aged 95 (male), who is said to be blind and of Dental Avenue, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu; whom he fingered as an accomplice. He also led Police Operatives and medical team to a stream in Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, where the decomposing corpse of the minor was exhumed from a shallow grave, after him and cohorts murdered and buried the child on 20/10/2021.” The PPRO said.
Meanwhile, the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal(CP) has ordered the State CID Enugu to conduct a thorough and conclusive investigation that will lead to the prosecution of everyone found culpable in the act.
The CP also called on residents of the state to remain vigilant, law-abiding and promptly report criminals and their activities to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883 or 08086671202. Or alternatively send an E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.