In what may seem like a badly scripted movie, five men have been arrested in Enugu State for killing their kinsman through juju.
This may sound a bit far-fetched or what is often seen in Nollywood movies but the police in Enugu State have arrested five persons for allegedly confessing to the murder of their kinsman through the use of juju at the man's burial.
According to Eastern News, the suspects reportedly confessed to 'planting' of fetish materials on a parcel of land leading to the death of one Thomas Ezeugwu.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO], SP Ebere Amaraizu said in a statement on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Enugu that the mysterious death happened in Nkpologwu town in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of the state.
SP Amaraizu said that the deceased was said to have slumped and died on the morning of October 6 and at the burial, the suspects allegedly confessed to being behind his death.
“Following his death, the deceased corpse was brought to his hometown Nkpologwu in Uzouwani Local Government Area for burial formalities," the statement began.
Continuing, SP Amaraizu said:
“As if the spirit of the deceased was haunting his alleged killers, it was gathered that as the mourning was going on, one Okolo Nicholas, Peter Ezugwu, and Augustine Ezeugwu, all from the same town but resident in Onitsha, Anambra State, started confessing.
The three persons who came for burial ceremony of the deceased, allegedly called the villagers and told them how they conspired and brought juju from Omor Town in Anambra which was invoked into the disputed land.
They said that they took the action since the deceased sold 20 plots of the communal land without their consent."
SP Amaraizu added that on the strength of their confessions, the police swung into action to investigate the invocation of juju and trial by ordeal to wit-murder against the suspects, which led to the arrest of two other conspirators who are native doctors.
“The three suspects, during further investigations, revealed how they conspired and went to Omor Town and invoked juju on the said land on the ground that whoever enters the land will die.
They submitted that the deceased may have entered the land, hence his sudden death. Following their official revelations, the two native doctors involved in the invocation of the juju and trial by ordeal, who gave their names as Obu Madubuike and Okafor Okoye, all from Omor town, were arrested.
The native doctors confirmed that they were met by the three suspects for invocation of juju and that it was targeted at whoever that would enter the said land," the statement concluded.
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