Police is on the manhunt for a self-acclaimed 26-year-old herbalist, Ekene Oluka for shooting and killing his 13-year-old brother Obumuneme Oluka, while testing his anti-bullet charm.
The incident occurred at Amagu-Uwani, Mgboko, Aku of Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, Enugu State. Reports had it that the herbalist, had on several occasions carried out successful tests on his victim before yesterday’s unfortunate incident.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, told newsmen that the command had issued an arrest warrant for the suspect and his parents who have left their home after the incident.
“The herbalist, Ekene Oluka, from the same kindred with the deceased, had allegedly tested his charms for protection against guns on the deceased.
“It was further gathered that the suspect had earlier tested that of cutlass on the deceased, which allegedly worked out for him,” the police spokesman said.
“However, this time it did not work, which caused severe injury on the head of the deceased, leaving him unconscious.
“He was confirmed dead as he was being rushed to the hospital. The body was deposited at the hospital mortuary of Attah Memorial Hospital, Aku.
“Meanwhile, the suspect and his parents have deserted their homes to unknown destinations, while a manhunt for the fleeing suspect has been intensified,” he said.