Olisemeka Obeche (With Agency Reports)
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Mrs. Loveth Odah, who confirmed the arrest in Abakaliki, said the prime suspect, a native doctor conspired with Mr. Nkwegu to kill his 32-year-old wife under a questionable circumstance on November 8, 2018.
Odah disclosed that the incident took place at Nkalaha, Onuebonyi Echera, in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi. According to her, police preliminary investigation revealed that Nkwegwu took his wife to Nwafor, when he suspected the late wife over the theft of his motorcycle. She further disclosed that the native doctor who was contracted to unravel the truth behind the theft of the motorcycle through magical means which eventually led to the death of the suspect.
“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.
According to Odah, the sudden death of Mrs. Nkwegu drew the attention of members of the community who alerted the police who quickly mobilised to the scene and nabbed the husband and the native doctor for alleged conspiracy and murder. “The police investigation concludes that both suspects will be charged to court to face murder charges,” said Odah.