Enugu: Police Parade Suspected Ritualist


Enugu State police
command has paraded a suspected ritualist, whose name was given as John Igwe for being in possession of fresh human head.
Addressing journalists at the state police headquarters on its activities in the last one week, the new Commissioner of police in the state, Mr. Nwodibo Ekechukwu, disclosed that the suspect was on his way to Abakiliki for money ritual before he was nabbed by his men.
The Commissioner; who paraded Igwe alongside other suspects, said the command had recorded several break-through in its war against criminal elements.
According to  him on 16th of this month, at Amaechi-Idodo, along Enugu-Abakiliki Express Way, our men intercepted a Toyota bus conveying three passengers; on searching the vehicle, they discovered a human head.
“Investigation revealed that one John Igwe from Efiom in Ebonyi State was in possession of the unlawful object.
“On interrogation, he said he had suffered a lot, breaking stones to make a living, and later met a friend who introduced him to a native doctor, known as Ifeanyi.
“The native doctor, thereafter, requested him to bring human head for the ritual that will be made available to him”.
Also paraded was an alleged leader of a syndicate, which specialized in manipulating bank data of individuals.
The Commissioner hinted that the suspects used various means to access personal information of individuals, adding that “they go to communication service providers and apply for welcome back of registered numbers.
“When they obliged, they ex-communicate the true owners of the numbers so that when their bank account officers try to contact them to verify some transactions, they can’t be reached”.
The suspected leader of the syndicate identified as one Felix Thompson Onyebuchi, an indigene of Obingwa in Abia State, the commissioner said, came all the way from Lagos to Enugu for the illegal job.
He further stated that the group, who had earlier succeeded in withdrawing the sum of N11m from a customer’s account, was on the verge of withdrawing another N50m, when they were arrested.
The commissioner equally paraded four pregnant girls, who were arrested alongside an operator of a suspected ‘baby factory, located at Ogui-Eke in Udi Local Government Area of the State.
Ekechukwu disclosed that the suspect who equally ran a suspected illegal clinic in Enugu metropolis, was in the business of getting teenage girls and keeping them, either already impregnated or impregnating and nurturing them before they are delivered of the babies at the clinic.
He stated that upon delivery of the babies, the suspect, who claims to be a nurse, would pay the girls Nl0,000 (ten thousand naira) before selling off the babies at the rate ofN300,000 and above to prospective buyers.