A 36-year-old man identified as Chidi Onyishi has been arrested for killing his 7-year-old son, Chimdalu Chidi for money rituals in Taylor Avenue, Coal Camp, Enugu state.
It was gathered that the father reported to the Police Operatives attached to the Central Police Station of the Command on 22 October that his 7 years old son was missing.
However, the suspect was arrested after the police received credible information in an ongoing case of a missing child.
After being interrogated, the father confessed to being responsible for the disappearance of his son.
According to him, he murdered him for money ritual.
Confirming the report in a statement, the police said;
“Preliminary investigation reveals that he confessed to the crime and led Police Operatives to the arrest of one Pastor Okeke Eneokwor aged 95 (male), who is said to be blind and of Dental Avenue, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu; whom he fingered as an accomplice.
He also led Police Operatives and medical team to a stream in Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, where the decomposing corpse of the minor was exhumed from a shallow grave, after him and cohorts murdered and buried the child on 20/10/2021.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal, fdc, has ordered the State CID Enugu to conduct a thorough and conclusive investigation that will lead to the prosecution of everyone found culpable in the act.”
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