By Muhammadu Sabiu
A native doctor named Odoh Emmanuel has been detained by the Enugu State police after it was claimed that he used a rifle intended for testing the bullet-repelling charms he had created for his client Onunze Benedict to kill him.
The terrible incident was said to have occurred in Umuaram Village, which is a part of the Ikem neighbourhood in the state’s Isi-Uzo Local Government Area.
The victim, an Eha-Amufu resident, reportedly asked the local oracle to create the charm for him.
The native doctor, who was only 23 years old, made the decision to try the charm on his customer by shooting him several times.
Commenting on the incident, the Enugu Police Command, through its spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement: “On 16/11/2022 around 11 pm, Police Operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the command arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him. The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu”.