By Augustine Ehikioya
For allegedly murdering his son for money ritual, a father, Chidi Onyishi, in Enugu State has been arrested by Police officials.
Also arrested in connection with the incident is one Pastor Okeke Eneokwor.
The decreased father was said to reported missing of his son after allegedly committing the crime.
This was contained in the Enugu State Police Command Bulletin of 11th November, 2021 signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police Enugu State Command. It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It reads “Following the receipt of credible information in an ongoing case of a missing child, Police Operatives attached to the Central Police Station (CPS) of Enugu State Command, on 06/11/2021 at about 1910hrs, arrested one Chidi Onyishi aged 36 (male), of Taylor Avenue, Coal Camp, Enugu, for allegedly being responsible for the disappearance and murder for money ritual of his 7 years old son, Chimdalu Chidi, whom he had also reported to the Police on 22/10/2021 as missing.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that he confessed to the crime and led Police Operatives to the arrest of one Pastor Okeke Eneokwor aged 95 (male), who is said to be blind and of Dental Avenue, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, whom he fingered as an accomplice.
“He also led Police Operatives and medical team to a stream in Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, where the decomposing corpse of the minor was exhumed from a shallow grave, after him and cohorts murdered and buried the child on 20/10/2021.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal, fdc, has ordered the State CID Enugu to conduct a thorough and conclusive investigation that will lead to the prosecution of everyone found culpable in the act.
“He also calls on residents of the State to remain vigilant, law-abiding and promptly report criminals and their activities to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines on: *08032003702, 08075390883 or 08086671202*. Or alternatively send an E-mail to: email@example.com”