Police arrests native doctor, eight others in Enugu over abduction, death of 84-year-old woman
Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
The Nigerian Police, Enugu State Police Command, has arrested 9 persons including a native doctor, in connection with the abduction and death of the wife of the traditional ruler of Igogoro Community in Igboeze North Local Government Area of the state.
Notice.Com.Ng gathered that the arrest of the suspects followed a directive by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Adamu Abubakar Mohammed for a full scale investigation into the abduction and subsequent demise of the 84 year old wife of the monarch.
In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, the suspects were arrested at their hideouts.
They include Paschal Onah alias Achisa, Uche Ugwu,Chinwendu Adonu, Chikodi Idoko, Martin Okpe a native Doctor, Mamman Okechukwu, Ofobuike Okpe, Christain Onah and Friday Eze.
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Amaraizu added that they were arrested after a severe gun duel with the police, adding that some of them were injured
during the gun battle.
He disclosed that the leader of the gang identified as Paschal Onah had already confessed “how he and his gang had carried out the kidnap of the late madam Adisa Ogbo and how she was eventually buried by him and his gang in his compound where they have kept her awaiting for the payment of the sum of 10million Naira as Ransom”.
As stated by Amaraizu, Onah also confessed the woman died after one week, forcing them to bury her in a shallow grave inside his compound, which he has turned to a dumping grounds for kidnap victims.
“He further revealed that he also collected the sum of three hundred naira from the family of the victim as the death of the woman was unknown to them”, he added.
He further disclosed that his gang used to work hand in hand with the native doctor who normally prepares charm for the gang and that they used to give the
native doctor Ram and the sum of N30,000 or N50,000 naira, respectively depending on the proceeds of their ransom.
“He however regretted his action and advised people to stay out of crime and criminality as ones sin is bound to find him him out one day”, Amaraizu quoted one of the suspects.
One of the suspects by name Uche Ugwu also regretted his action and disclosed that he has not made much since he joined and described it as a dirty game.
He narrated how he abandoned his cloth selling business at Abuja and heed to paschals call of joining a kidnap gang and advised youths to try as much as possible to shun crime and criminality.
He stated that he has only carried two kidnap operations with paschal with their cut to size double barrel gun, one revolver pistol and a locally made pistol and that they used to keep their victim at paschal’s house.
“Chinwendu Adonu, also a suspect disclosed that it was greed that lured him into joining a kidnap gang as he used to sell cloth in Benue State before he joined the gang.
“He further disclosed that he wanted to quit what he described to be a dirty game but the leader of the gang threatened to kill him if he quits although As stated by him, he did not report it to the police”, Amaraizu added.
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