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According to The Nation, he was arraigned on a four count charge of conspiracy, murder, land and criminal.
No plea was taken. The case was adjourned to August 31 this year pending the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution on the case file.
According to a bulletin released by the Enugu police command spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, a superintendent of police, the accused had allegedly “on 23rd day of April, 2017 directed for an unlawful trial by ordeal through Akolo Juju Shrine in Ogor village Ikem Isi Uzo and also the alleged possession of various charms together with the use of the Akolo Juju which is reported to possess the power of causing natural phenomenon and disease and which in all, resulted in the death of his daughter identified as one Ebere Ugwuodo and that of his son identified as one Uchenna Ugwuodo said to have been killed through same means in January, 2016.
“The state criminal intelligence and Investigations Department of Enugu state command of the Nigeria Police Force”, states the bulletin,
“had through the directives of the commissioner of police Danmallam Mohammed swung into action based on the petition received on the account of the alleged nefarious/criminal activities of the suspect who has allegedly and variously murdered his children using dangerous charms and Juju in 2016 and 2017 respectively and allegedly celebrating their death.”
The bulletin further states: “It was further gathered that his nefarious activities came to the limelight after the death of his daughter Ebere in which her burial became a problem as the irate mob besieged the suspects house where various charms and juju were removed leading to their unleashing of mayhem on the suspect and also burning down his house and were about sending him to his grave before police operatives from Isi uzo Division arrived the scene to save the situation and following this, the incident was brought to the state criminal intelligence and investigation Department on the directives of the state commissioner of police and after a discreet investigations suspect was arraigned formally in a law court.” SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>