Enugu Police Parade Man With Human Head, Leader Of Bank Fraud Gang, OthersFeatured, Latest News, News Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police Command on Wednesday paraded a suspected ritualist, whose name was given as John Igwe for being in possession of fresh human head.
Briefing newsmen at the state police headquarters on its activities in the last one week, the new Commissioner of police in the state, Mr. Nwodibo Ekechukwu, disclosed that the suspect was on his way to Abakiliki for money ritual before he was nabbed by men his command.
The Commissioner, who paraded Igwe alongside other suspects, said the command had recorded several breakthrough in its war against criminal elements.
According to the him,, “on 16th of this month, at Amaechi-Idodo, along Enugu-Abakiliki Express Way, our men intercepted a Toyota bus conveying three passengers; on searching the vehicle, they discovered a human head.
“Investigation revealed that one John Igwe from Efiom in Ebonyi State was in possession of the unlawful object.
“On interrogation, he said he had suffered a lot, breaking stones to make a living, and later met a friend, who introduced him to a native doctor, known as Ifeanyi.
“The native doctor, thereafter, requested him to bring human head for the ritual that will be made available to him”.
He said the “ritual is for money; I have suffered so much in life”.
Also paraded is an alleged leader of a syndicate, which specializes in manipulating bank data of individuals.
The Commissioner hinted that the suspects used various means to access personal information of individuals, adding that “they go to communication service providers and apply for welcome back of registered numbers.
“When they obliged, they ex-communicate the true owners of the numbers so that when their bank account officers try to contacting them to verify some transactions, they can’t be reached”.
The suspected leader of the syndicate identified as one Felix Thompson Onyebuchi, an indigene of Obingwa in Abia State, the Commissioner said, came all the way from Lagos to Enugu for the illegal job.
He further stated that the group, who had earlier succeeded in withdrawing the sum of N11m from a customer’s account, was on the verge of withdrawing another N50m, when they were arrested.
The Commissioner equally paraded four pregnant girls, who were arrested alongside an operator of a suspected ‘baby factory’, located at Ogui-Eke in Udi Local Government Area of the State.
Ekechukwu disclosed that the suspect, who equally runs a suspected illegal clinic in Enugu metropolis, is in the business of getting teenage girls and keeping them, either already impregnated or impregnating and nurturing them before they are delivered of the babies at the clinic.
He stated that upon delivery of the babies, the suspect, who claims to be a nurse, would pay the girls N10, 000 (ten thousand naira) before selling off the babies at the rate of N300,000 and above to prospective buyers .
Answering questions from newsmen,the bank fraudster, who was arrested for alleged fraudulent withdrawal of money from people’s accounts, said he was on the verge of carrying out the act before he was apprehended by the police operatives.
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