Aguleri: Police Arrest Native Doctor, 6 Others Over Nude Widow In Trending Video - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

Breaking

Ads




Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Aguleri: Police Arrest Native Doctor, 6 Others Over Nude Widow In Trending Video

••• As Operatives Kill Gang Leader, Arrest Others Over Killings In Ebenebe During Burial

                        •The suspects


The Daily Crucible | Wednesday, March 16, 2022

By Godwin Akomah, Umuahia

The Anambra State Police Command has paraded a native doctor and six other people in connection with indecent assault, humiliation and dehumanization of a widow in Aguleri community, Anambra, following the death of her husband, Mr Udorji Egwatu.

The suspects are Anthony Obanye ‘M’ 44years, Udalor Egwuatu Nnalue ‘M’ 46years, Godwin Ezechukwu ‘M’ 42yrs, Nonso Ezechukwu ‘M’ 20years, Philomena Onyekwe ‘F’ 27years and Chineyere Mmachi ‘F’ 32years.

The Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, who paraded them before newsmen on Wednesday at the Command Headquarters, Awka, the state capital, said investigation had revealed that the deceased, Mr Udorji Egwatu, was  sick for some time making his bother, Mr Udalor to take him to Anthony, a native doctor. 

According to CP Echeng, Anthony confessed to have taken the deceased on some spiritual cleansing rites and administered on him, some herbs before he died.

The said Anthony allegedly told the family of the deceased that the cause of his death was as a result of the wife's infidelity and the enraged family and some youths afterwards, subsequently subjected the woman to superstitious - driven assault, humiliation and torture.

A recorded video of the humiliation and parading of her nude had continued to trend.

The Commissioner of Police, therefore, appealed to the public to desist from circulating on social media, the repulsive video of the alleged barbaric ill - treatment of the widow.

Echeng also disclosed that gang leader of a cult group that murdered over a dozen of mourners in Ebenebe community recently had been gunned down during encounter with operatives of the Command while gang members were arrested.

Below is details of the CP's address.

Many of you are aware of the menace of cultism in the State particularly in Awka and environs. You will recall that on 14th December, 2021, Cultists attacked the Chairman of Tricycle Owners Association in broad day light near Unizik junction. Two Police Officers who were in the vicinity were killed and their weapons two AK 47 rifles carted away.

Again on 26th February, 2022 the same cultist gang attacked a funeral party at Ebenebe in Awka North LGA killing several mourners.

These serious incidents motivated the Command in going the extra mile in intelligence gathering and discreet investigation. 

In the past two weeks several members of the gang were arrested by Police Operatives working in synergy with important stakeholders in the security sector.

On Tuesday 15th March, 2022 information was received that the same cult group had launched an attack on Unizik vigilante group at miracle junction, ifite, Awka. 

Police Operatives were mobilized to lay ambush for the gang as they fled from the scene. The effort pays off as the Police succeeded in demobilizing the gang and recovering a cache of weapons which included the two AK-47 rifles earlier stolen from the two Policemen murdered on 14th December, 2021. The following are the weapons and other items recovered; two Ak47, three pump actions guns, three locally made beretta pistols, one locally made Chief recover pistol, Nine Ak-47 magazine, two battle axes, assorted ammunition for the firearms above and the Mercedes Benz V-Booth reg. No Lagos HC 661 AAA with which the gang was operating was also recovered 

The leader of the gang, one Uchenna Nwobu a.k.a Anali was killed while the other gang member was arrested.

Investigation is ongoing aimed at tracking down other members of the gang and establishing the rightful owner of the recovered car.

We have also taken note of the grievous act of jungle justice in the trending video of the clash between the cultists and a local vigilante group. We condemn the barbaric act. Investigation will unravel identities of perpetrators and they will be brought to justice.

We wish to advise all those involved in providing protection for our communities to refrain fro resort to self help. One crime cannot be the cure for other crimes. On our part we shall continue to uphold the public trust. We shall continue to partner with all well-meaning stakeholders to improve public safety and state security 

I want to use this opportunity to update you on the video that recently trended where a lady was indecently assaulted and publicly disgraced over alleged incident of causing her husband’s death. 
                         •The suspects


The Command operatives have arrested a total of six additional suspects including a native doctor who were Identified during the study of the video by police operatives. The suspects are: Anthony Obanye ‘M’ 44years, Udalor Egwuatu Nnalue ‘M’ 46years, Godwin Ezechukwu ‘M’ 42yrs, Nonso Ezechukwu ‘M’ 20years, Philomena Onyekwe ‘F’ 27years and Chineyere Mmachi ‘F’ 32years.

Investigation revealed that the deceased, Mr Udorji Egwatu, had been sick for some time when his bother, Mr Udalor took him to Anthony a native doctor. Anthony confessed to have taken the decease on some spiritual cleansing and administered him some herds before he died. It was Anthony who allegedly told the family of the deceased that the cause of his death was as a result of the wife infidelity.

We also want to use this opportunity to advise the members of the public to stop sharing the video. This will help to protect the dignity of the woman. I wish to assure you that no stone shall be left unturned in the going investigation. Justice shall be served. 

Furthermore the Command Operatives on stop and search on 23/2/2022 along Onitsha Enugu expressway arrested 
One Awoke Friday and Ezuma Chukwuemeka. While trafficking a large quantity of 250mg of Tramadol and other prohibited drugs. The suspects where conveying to drugs in a Toyota Hiace bus to Ebonyi State. Meanwhile the case has been transferred to National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

_All the suspects in Police custody shall be charge to court at the end of investigation_

Thank you.

No comments:

Post a Comment