4 suspected Ritualists Arrested after a Mutilated Body was Discovered in Enugu Ezike

Four suspected ritualists were apprehended by the Umuagama Community Neighborhood Watch in Enugu Ezike in Igboeze North LGA of Enugu State and handed them over to the State Police Command.

The Chairman of the neighborhood watch, Mr. Onyema Ossai told reporters that they swung into action after one of the suspects Ndukwe Omeke owned up and confessed their involvement in the killing of one Ngozi Eze,35, after the four of them ambushed and raped her before mutilating her body.

Explaining further on how the four suspects were apprehended after discovering the decomposed corpse of Ngozi, he said: “Ndukwe Omeke, the leader of the gang during his confession named Chinedu Ugwuanyi, (palm wine tapper), Eugene Ukwueze and Ibekwe Eya, (Okada rider), and identified Kenneth Idoko, a butcher as their anchor man who offered them the job of delivering to him female private parts for N600, 000.

Ossai also added that, “What we found out from the suspects after interrogation was that they have a list of high profile indigenes and politicians who are backing them up in this ritual killings”.

Corroborating Ossai’s statements, a police source added that the four suspects having confessed to the crime said Idoko gave them a white handkerchief to put the mutilated private parts and bring to him before making the payment of N600, 0000 to them.

Investigations further revealed that days after delivering Ngozi’s body parts to Idoko the four suspects were yet to be paid before they were rounded up by the vigilante, according the information gathered when the gang went to Idoko for the payment he said the money was not readily available but promised to make the payment as soon as his principal makes it available.

It was however gathered that Idoko gave them N500 for the fueling of their motorcycles.

Condemning the barbaric act of the four suspects, the Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Umuagama, Enugu Ezike, Rev. Fr. Mellitus Idogwu said he was happy that all the culprits have been arrested and handed over to the police.

He pleaded with the police to unravel the so called powerful people behind the ritual killing and prosecute the as no sinner should go unpunished.

“I commend the neighborhood watch for their effort in apprehending all the suspects involved in this heinous act”, he said.

The Clergyman said he was planning a rosary procession in the community which will terminated at the LG Council headquarter for the purpose of cleansing.

Confirming the arrest to our Correspondent over the gruesome murder of the 35year old lady, Ngozi Eze, the State Police spokesman, DSP Ebere Amaraizu said investigations had commenced.

He said that the suspects in the case were currently been interrogated and are already giving useful information to the police.source

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