A 21-year-old man, Uchenna Chukwuma arrested by the Anambra State Police Command for killing a 60-year-old native doctor at Umusiome, Nkpor, has claimed that God sent him to perform the assignment.
The late native doctor, Oliver Chukwudi Ugwu, who hails from Umuavor village Abor in Udi LGA of Enugu State, was murdered on Thursday by the suspect, who is a self-acclaimed pastor, of Ugwuezue street Nkpor in Idemili North Council Area of Anambra State.
The Suspect who is from Amagunze in Nkanu East LGA of Enugu State, claimed during interrogation, that he was sent by God to kill the native doctor.
According to him, the victim was disturbing him spiritually and has not allowed him to progress financially.
Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra, Haruna Mohammed in a statement on Friday, said detectives attached to Ogidi Division led by the DPO, CSP Ekuri Remigius visited the scene of the crime and rushed the victim, who was found in a pool of his blood to Iyi-Enu hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was certified dead by the medical doctor on arrival.
“The victim’s corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.
“Meanwhile, the machete used in perpetrating the crime was recovered as an exhibit and the case transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation in order to unravel the actual circumstances surrounding the incident,” the statement said.