A domestic staff, Onyebuchi Ezeh, has cut off the genitals of a 72-year-old woman for money ritual purposes in Umunze, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Media Assistant to the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, revealed this.
Ikeanyionwu, who revealed this to newsmen on Sunday, said Ezeh and the victim, currently recuperating at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka, were neighbours.
The Media Assistant, who revealed that the Commissioner, Ify Obinabo, had visited the victim, said: “The incident was discovered after the survivor raised the alarm on Thursday.
“One of her workers alongside two other men stampeded her in her house and cut off her genital organs, including nipple, ear, fingers among others.
“The culprit by name Onyebuchi Ezeh who was later caught, confessed that they were sent by a native doctor to get the needed organs of the 72-year-old woman in order to become billionaires.
“The suspect hails from Abakaliki in Ebonyi State and usually helps the victim in cutting palm trees.
“He was said to have explained that they embarked on the act because they wanted to get rich according to the assurances of the native doctor.”
The suspect, according to available information, has been arrested by operatives of the Anambra State Police Command and was undergoing interrogation at the State Criminal Investigative Department, Awka.
Ezeh will soon be arraigned before the Children and Gender Based Violence Magistrate Court in Awka soon.
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