The police in Ebonyi State have arrested a 22-year-old man, Udoka Onwe, for allegedly killing his 60-year-old father, Mr. Peter Onwe, and uncle, Mr. James Elum, 52, in Umuogodo-Akpu Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.
Upon interrogation by the police, Onwe , who is the founder and pastor at Christ Rimites Church, confessed to killing his father and uncle on the suspicion that they were wizards who wanted to use occult means to kill him.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Sylvester Igbo, who confirmed the incident, said the alleged murder was carried out on Thursday, around 5am.
Igbo said the matter was reported at Ohaukwu Police Station by a woman, Mrs. Onyemaechi Onwe, from Umuogodo-Akpu Ngbo village in the area.
He said as soon as investigation was completed, the suspect would be charged to court.
He said, “This morning (Thursday), around 5am, a case of murder was reported at Ohaukwu Police Station by a woman, Mrs. Onyemaechi Onwe, from Umuogodo-Akpu Ngbo village in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state.
“She reported that one Udoka Onwe, male, 22 years, murdered his father and uncle. The suspect has a church called Christ Rimites Church and when he was asked the reason he murdered his father and uncle, he said that they were wizards and that they wanted to kill him.
“He has been arrested and he is still with the police. The corpses of the deceased have been taken to Ngbo General Hospital mortuary where an autopsy is expected to be carried out on the bodies.”