The Department of State Service, DSS, in Awka, yesterday, paraded a native doctor, Nze Sunday Asika (aka Aboy Ekwensu) and another suspect, Mr. Uchenna Ibeh for the murder of a vulcanizer, John Nwosu.
The accused native doctor, Asika and his culprit, Ibeh both confessed to killing the deceased who is from Ahiazu Mbaise in Imo State and then buried him in a shallow grave at Nkpologwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.
However, both Asika and Ibeh did not agreed on who masterminded the killing.
The native doctor, Asika told Vanguard at DSS headquarters in Awka admitted to shooting the deceased but said Ibeh was the one that provided the gun which he used in killing the deceased and added he also carried the body and buried him in the grave.
He said further that Ibeh threatened to kill him if he allowed John to go because John had not been giving them money brought by his brother in South Africa.
Ibeh, on the other hand, however admitted that he was the person that took security operatives to the place where John was buried but said that he was only working for the native doctor as an electrician.
The Anambra State Director of DSS, Mr. Alex Okeiyi, told newsmen in Awka that the deceased approached the native doctor to help him prepare charm for his brother residing in South Africa for business growth.
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Okeiyi said: “Nwosu’s brother had sent him to the native doctor for a charm to make his business in South Africa flourish, but the charm seemed not to be effective as his brother in South Africa was still having problems with his business.
“This forced his brother, John, to demand refund of the N500,000 he said he paid for the charm and this was his mission to the house of the native doctor. There, the native doctor and Ibeh lured him out of the native doctor’s house at about 8pm and murdered him.
“Asika shot him with a gun and they buried him in a sitting position in a shallow grave they prepared earlier.
“Ibeh confessed the native doctor had asked the deceased to stay back for a sacrifice on the fateful night, only for him to shoot him to death and he (Ibeh) buried the victim in an already dug pit and they headed to an unknown destination.
“Thereafter, the native doctor ordered the dismantling of the deceased’s motorcycle and used the parts to repair his faulty CG motorcycle with number plate, Enugu QP 782 UWH, and threw the dismantled motorcycle into a stream to obliterate evidence that would show that the deceased visited the native doctor.”
According to Okeiyi, a homicide team from the Anambra State Police Command led by a pathologist exhumed the remains of the deceased in the shallow grave at Nkpologwu in Aguata Local Government Area.
Meanwhile Okeiyi said the native doctor has been a terror in his Nkpologwu community, adding that available information indicates that he has been providing spiritual protection to high profile criminals in Anambra and other neighbouring states.
The wife of the deceased, Mrs. Ndidi Nwosu, a mother of three who said she was three months pregnant when her husband disappeared said things have been difficult for her and the kids since the murder of her husband as it has been members of her church, neighbours and relations that have assisting them.