A self-acclaimed pastor identified as Uchenna Chukwuma, 21, has been arrested by the Police in Anambra for allegedly killing a 60-year-old native doctor, Oliver Chukwudi Ugwu, in Umusiome, Nkpor, on Thursday, September 3.
Police detectives arrived at the scene of the murder and arrested the suspect who during interrogation, said he was sent by God to kill the native doctor.
According to the police, the suspect said the native doctor was disturbing him spiritually and has not allowed him to progress financially.
Spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammad said men of the Ogidi divisional police station were immediately informed of the dastardly act perpetrated by the pastor.
Haruna added that the victim was rushed to the Iyi Enu hospital Ogidi for medical attention where he was pronounced dead by medics on arrival at the facility. His corpse was deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy.
The Police Spokesperson said the machete used by the suspect in carrying out the crime was recovered and will be used as an exhibit, adding that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for a detailed investigation into the matter.