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Ritualist kills father, removes eye for money ritual in Umuahia



Ritualist kills father, removes eye for money ritual in Umuahia

In Umuahia, Abia State, police have arrested a 27-year-old man named Chinalu Ogbonna for the murder of his father for money ritual.

Chinalu allegedly strangled his 57-year-old father, Mmaduka Ogbonna, at their residence in Umueze Road, Umuahia. He then removed his father’s left eye with the intention of using it for money ritual.

Sharing the unfortunate incident with reporters, the Abia State Police Command spokesperson, ASP Maureen Chinaka, revealed details of a murder case. The case involved Mmaduka Ogbonna, a 57-year-old man, who was allegedly killed by his son. The incident was reported at the Central Police Station (CPS) on Monday at 0800hrs.


According to Chinaka:

“Detectives from CPS Umuahia visited the crime scene and found the deceased’s lifeless body with his left eye gouged out.

“The suspect, Chinalu Ogbonna, a 27-year-old male residing with his father at Umueze Road, opposite Junior Girls Secondary School Amuzukwu Ibeku, has been apprehended.

“Investigations revealed that he strangled his father to death and intended to use his left eye for money rituals. The corpse has been deposited at the morgue for autopsy and exhibits have been recovered.”

The Police PPRO added that “the case is currently under investigation and will be charged to court.”


In a similar story, TopNaija reports that a man identified as Marcel Udeh, from Umunneochi LGA, over the weekend, murdered his son for allegedly eating the last portion of food inside his family’s kitchen, without his permission.

The said father has also been apprehended by the police and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation.

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