A 28-year-old man identified as Oluebube Nwachukwu is currently in police net for an unlawful possession of human skull and bone suspected to be that of a murdervictim.
Nwachukwu, who hails from Amagwo-Eluelu, was arrested by police operatives following complaints from locals about his nefarious activities in the village.
The Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, who paraded the suspects at the command headquarters in Umuahia, said the suspect could not give a good account of how he got the human bone and skull.
Oyebade added that investigations were ongoing to unravel the mystery behind the items in the suspect’s possession.
He said, “The synergy we enjoy with the members of the public is already paying off. Our officers acted on a tip-off as a result of complaints from indigenes of Olokoro concerning the suspect’s unstable behaviour and we were able to make this startling discovery.
“We urged all peace-loving Abians to always report any suspected movement in their localities to the police and on time too so that we can respond on time and arrest the situation.”
When asked how he got the human skull and bone, Nwachukwu said he inherited them from his late uncle identified only as Ogbonna after his death in the 2012.
He said, “I am an unskilled builder and a native doctor. Our people reported me to the police out of envy. Most of them are not happy with my success as a native doctor.
“My late uncle was a known native doctor in Abia State and I decided to take over from him after his death. I have not heard that a native doctor was arrested anywhere before because there is freedom of worship in Nigeria.”