Anambra police have arrested the man who, with his accomplices, harvested some body parts of a 72–year–old woman in Anambra state. The survivor hails from Umunze, Orumba North Council Area of the State.
The ugly incident was discovered after the woman raised the alarm on Thursday when one of her domestic workers, alongside two other men, stampeded her in her house and cut off her genital organs, including her nipple, ear, and fingers.
The alleged culprit, Onyebuchi Ezeh, a native of Abakaliki in Ebonyi state, confessed that they were sent by a native doctor to get the body parts of the 72–year–old woman for ritual purposes so that they would become billionaires.
Onyebuchi Ezeh confessed that he usually helps cut palm trees for the victim and explained that they embarked on the dastardly act because they wanted to get rich according to the assurances of the native doctor.
Speaking when she visited the woman at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, where she’s receiving medical attention, Anambra state Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo, expressed sadness over the development and assured that other persons involved in the crime would also be apprehended and charged to court.
Anambra: 72-year-old woman’s vital organs harvested
She promised to work with the police to ensure justice is served and the perpetrators brought to book quickly.
Onyebuchi Ezeh is currently at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Anambra State Police Command, Awka, and will soon be arraigned before the Children and gender–based violence Magistrate Court in Awka.
The victim’s family has appealed to the state government and security agencies to ensure justice for the suspects.
According to them, when justice is served, it will no doubt serve as a deterrent to others who may wish to commit such abominable acts.
Radio Nigeria Correspondent Uche Ndeke reports that one of the suspects was apprehended while two others, including a native doctor, were still at large.
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