Enugu police have arrested a man who allegedly conspired with a preacher to assassinate his 7-year-old kid in order to perform a money ritual.
Chidi Onyishi, 36, of Taylor Avenue, Coal Camp, Enugu, has been detained by the police in Enugu state for allegedly being responsible for the disappearance and death of his 7-year-old son, Chimdalu Chidi, whom he had also reported missing to the police on October 22, 2021.
He confessed to the act and led police operatives to the arrest of one Pastor Okeke Eneokwor, 95 (male), who is believed to be blind and lives at Dental Avenue, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, whom he fingered as an accomplice, according to preliminary police inquiry.
Onyishi also escorted police officers and medical personnel to a creek in Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, where the minor’s decomposing body after being used for ritual was recovered from a shallow grave after he and his accomplices murdered and buried him on October 20, 2021.
The state police command’s spokesperson, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident, saying that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the State CID Enugu to conduct a thorough and conclusive investigation that will lead to the prosecution of all those found guilty of the crime.
Ndukwe also urged inhabitants of the state to be cautious, follow the law, and report criminals and their activities to the local police station or the Command’s emergency hotlines at 08032003702, 08075390883, or 08086671202. Alternatively, you can reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.