By Igbonaka Chukwu

The Police in Enugu State have announced the arrest of the father of a seven-year-old boy over the death of the boy.

According to a police statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, “following the receipt of credible information in an ongoing case of a missing child, police operatives attached to the Central Police Station of Enugu State Command, on 06/11/2021 arrested one Chidi Onyishi, aged 36, for allegedly being responsible for the disappearance and murder for money ritual of his seven-year-old son, Chimdalu Chidi, whom he had earlier reported to the police as missing.

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The statement added that “Preliminary investigation reveals that he confessed to the crime and led police operatives to the arrest of one Pastor Okeke Eneokwor, aged 95 who is said to be blind and 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.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abubakar Lawal, has ordered the State CID to conduct a thorough and conclusive investigation that will lead to the prosecution of everyone found culpable in the act.

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