Police detectives from Anambra state police command have arrested a self-acclaimed pastor, Uchenna Chukwuma for allegedly killing of a native doctor, Oliver Chukwudi Ugwu with machete at Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
The 21-year-old suspect, according to police report, claimed he was sent by God to kill the victim, a 60-year-old man from Umuavor village, Abor in Udi local government area of Enugu State
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Anambra state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed disclosed that police got report of the incident at about 2:10pm on September 3, 2020. He further disclosed that when police detectives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO CSP Ekuri Remigius visited the scene of crime, they found victim in a pool of his blood but rushed him to Iyi Enu hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival.
“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.
According to the police spokesman, the machete used in perpetrating the crime was recovered as exhibit and case transferred to the State Criminal investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation in order to unravel the actual circumstances surrounding the incident please. He further disclosed that corpse of the victim was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.