by Oke Efagene
The Enugu State police has arrested 9 persons, who have been described as notorious killers, in connection with the kidnap and killing of the wife of a traditional ruler of Ogogoro community in Igboeze North Local Government of Enugu State.
One of the culprits is a native doctor, who is alleged to be the one that usually prepares charms for the gang.
The gang were said to be responsible for the kidnap and killing of Adiza Ogbo, the wife of an 84-year-old traditional ruler.
According to reports:
Mrs Ogbo was allegedly abducted by the men and taken to an unknown destination.
Enugu Police Command spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, said the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Abubakar Mohammed, ordered for a full-scale investigation, which led to the arrest of the suspects.
They were arrested after a severe gun duel with the operatives when they wer The leader of the gang, Paschal, alias Achisa, in his confession, disclosed how he and his gang had carried out the kidnap of the late Madam Adiza Ogbo and how she was eventually buried by him and other members of his gang in his compound.
They had kept her there awaiting the payment of the sum of N10million earlier demanded as ransom, But after a week and the ransom did not come, according to the confession of the gang leader, the old woman died and they decided to bury her in a shallow grave in his compound.
He further revealed that he also collected the sum of three hundred thousand naira from the family of the victim after the death of the woman, unknown to their relations that the woman was dead. He further disclosed that his gang used to work hand in hand with the native doctor who normally prepares charm for them and that they used to give the native doctor rams and the sum of N30,000 or N50,000 depending on the proceeds from their ransom.
He said he regretted his action and advised people to stay out of crime and criminality as one’s sin is bound to find him out one day.