Police In Abia Nab Native Doctor With Human Skull, BonesFeatured, Latest News, News Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
UMUAHIA NIGERIA, AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Abia state Police command has taken into custody a 28-year-old man who claimed to be a native doctor, for being in possession of a human skull and some parts.
The state Commissioner of police Mr. Leye Oyebade, who disclosed this to newsmen Tuesday in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, said the suspect was arrested in his home in Olokoro, in Umuahia South council Area of the state, following a tip-off from members of the public.
He said that the man could not give cogent account of how he acquired the unlawful items, when he was interrogated by the police.
The Commissioner, said he is suspecting the skull and bone to be those of a murdered victim.
But the suspect, denied the allegation, saying that he got the items from his late uncle, who was also a native doctor.
According to him, “It was my people that reported me to the police because I use the skull and bone to perform magic.
“Anytime I touch somebody, his manhood will disappear once I have the items on me.”
He said: “the police succeeded in arresting me because the charm travelled when they raided my house”.
The suspect, who also claimed to be a mason however, described his arrest by the police as “unlawful” demanding for his immediate release, so as to allow him go home.
His words: “There is no law that allows the police to arrest native doctors” he declared.
Similarly, the Abia police commissioner, equally hinted that another suspect was arrested during a raid of Cemetery Market in the commercial city of Aba for producing fake gin and other drinks.
The man he said, was apprehended in his factory at the market, while producing the fake products.
Oyebada, disclosed that 24 bottles of St. Remy, five cartons of Schnapps hot, empty schnapps raps, as well as two bottles of 501 hot drinks were recovered from the factory during the police raid.
When asked why he engaged in the illicit business, the suspect, denied the allegation by the police.
He insisted that he neither owned a shop nor factory in the said market.
“I only came there to buy perfume because that is where you can get original perfumes at affordable price, unknown to me that the police were raiding the market.
“While I was walking along the business line unsuspectingly, a policeman ordered me to enter a shop where ladies’ hair attachments were sold, saying that I was under arrest.”
He disclosed that he was arrested on Saturday and later taken to Umuahia in handcuffs, describing his arrest and detention as “great injustice”.
Commissioner Oyebade told journalists that the suspects would soon be charged to court at the end of police investigation.
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