Police arrest pastor for beheading a boy for ritual

The Enugu Police Command has arrested a herbalist, Adekunle Oseni, who allegedly prepared a concoction for the detection and arrest of thieves, which allegedly killed a 30-year-old woman.

Its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Saturday in Enugu, said that the incident took place at Ugbodogwu area of Trans Ekulu in Enugu Metropolis, on Friday.

He said that the woman, Ukoro Onyinye, a resident of Ugbodogwu Trans Ekulu, had taken the concoction which was prepared with a goat heart, to enable her detect and arrest thieves that had persistently broken into her shop.

“Investigation into the woman’s death revealed that she took some herbal concoctions prepared by Oseni.

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“From our findings, the deceased met the suspect through a neighbour identified as Alesinloye Nuru, after she (deceased) complained of constant raids of her shop.

“On July 2, the deceased contacted the suspect who, after listening to her complaint, prepared a concoction which will enable her detect and arrest the thieves.

“In the early hours of July 28, she (the deceased) started vomiting and was rushed to Colliery Hospital, Enugu where she was confirmed dead,’’ the statement said.

The PPRO said that the corpse had been deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy, while the suspect was helping the police in their investigation.