The Police Command in Ebonyi State on Thursday arrested a native doctor identified as Samuel Nwafor, and one Mr. Ejike Nkwegu for allegedly killing a 32-year-old woman identified as Mrs Juliet Nkwegu.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), command’s headquarters, Abakiliki, Mrs. Loveth Odah, confirmed the arrest to newsmen.
Odah stated that Ejike Nkwegu, husband of the victim, had conspired with the native doctor and allegedly killed the woman.
She said the incident occurred at Nkalaha, Onuebonyi Echera, in Ikwo local government area of the state.
The PPRO also said that earlier investigations disclosed that the husband of the deceased took his wife to Nwafor, the witch doctor, when he suspected his late wife for having a hand in the theft of his motorcycle.
“The Divisional Police Headquarters in Ikwo reported a case of murder which took place at a community in Ikwo. She said.
“A man accused his wife of complicity in the loss of his motorcycle and forcefully took her to a native doctor who will use ‘magical’ means to unravel the wife’s involvement in the stolen motorcycle.
“When they got to the native doctor’s house, the Voodoo priest didn’t use the magic mirror but rather prepared a concoction for the woman to drink.
“He explained to them that after drinking the said concoction, she would confess.
“Sadly, after taking the mixture, she could not confess but rather started having stomach upset, vomiting and subsequently died at the native doctor’s shrine.”
The Police Public Relations Officer added that the sudden death drew the attention of members of the community, who informed the police and quickly rallied to the scene, evacuated the body to hospital for autopsy.
“The police investigation concludes that both suspects will be charged to court to face murder charges,’’ she revealed.