Mr. Uchenna Chukwuma, aged 21, who claims to be a pastor, has macheted to death, a native doctor in Umusiome, Nkpor, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Uchenna claimed he was assigned by God to kill the 60 year old victim, Oliver Chukwudi, who he said was an obstacle for his progress.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), for Anambra State, SP Haruna Mohammed, told The DAILY VENDOR that the suspect has been apprehended.
Haruna said, “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. He further alleged that the victim was disturbing him spiritually and has not allowed him to progress financially.
“There was a report on the 3/9/2020 at about 2:10pm of the murder of a native doctor, one Oliver Chukwudi Ugwu ‘m’ aged 60 years of Umusiome, Nkpor but hails from Umuavor village Abor in Udi LGA of Enugu State.
“The victim was murdered by a self-acclaimed pastor, one Uchenna Chukwuma ‘m’ aged 21 years of Ugwuezue Street, Umusiome Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
“Police detectives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO, CSP Ekuri Remigius, visited the scene of the crime and rushed the victim who was found in a pool of his blood to Iyi Enu hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival. The corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.”
The PPRO also disclosed that the machete used in executing the crime was recovered as an exhibit, and that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, for discreet investigation, in order to ascertain the actual circumstances surrounding the incident.