A 26-year-old witch doctor has died after his ‘bullet-proof charms’ failed to work when a client shot him.
The Nigerian doctor, named as Chinaka Adoezuwe, is said to have instructed the customer to test the charms on him but they failed and it ended it tragedy.
Villager Kingsley Ugochukwu told local newspaper, The Punch, that a man named as Chukwudi Ijezie is currently in custody as police investigate.
Reports state that Ijezie had gone to the respected herbalist to procure charms that would effectively make him bullet proof.
Adoezuwe, after allegedly preparing the charms, then instructed Ijezie to be the test dummy himself.
At that stage, he doubted the charms would work, and he refused.
The Punch said their source claimed Adoezuwe himself was so brimming with confidence that it would work that he put the charms around his own neck and told the client to open fire.
Ijezie then obeyed the instruction and shot the doc to death.
“A young man had gone to a native doctor to prepare bullet-proof charms for him, which the native doctor did," a villager told the newspaper.
“After preparing it, the native doctor asked his customer to position himself very well so that he could test the efficacy or otherwise of the charms, but his customer refused.
“But to prove the efficacy of the new charms, the native doctor handed over a gun to his customer to test-run the charm.
“Tragedy struck and the bullets penetrated Adoezuwe, resulting in his death.”
The incident happened in Umuozu Ugiri village, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State in Nigeria.
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, said that the suspect had been arrested.
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He added: “The suspect is in our custody.
"It is a case of murder.
"The Isiala Mbano division of the Command has moved in, arrested the suspect and returned normalcy to the area.
“The case will be transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department in Owerri for thorough investigation.”
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