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72-year-old Woman hospitalised after attack by House help

72-year-old Woman hospitalised after attack by House help

A domestic help, identified as Onyebuchi Ezeh has been arrested by the police in Anambra State for harvesting the genitals of a 72-year-old woman, including other parts of her body for purposes of money ritual.

This was disclosed by the media assistant to the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Miss Chidinma Ikeanyionwu.

The media aide said the incident happened in Umunze, Orumba North Local Government Area of the state and that the suspect confessed that a native doctor asked him and his friends to get the woman’s organs for the purpose of money rituals.

But the operation was not successful, according to the media aide, as the aged woman was rescued by neighbours, who later took her to the hospital.


The woman is now recuperating at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, where the commissioner, Mrs Ify Obinabo visited her.

Ikeanyionwu said: “The incident was discovered after the survivor raised alarm on Thursday. One of her workers alongside two other men stampeded her in her house and cut off her genital organs including nipple, ear, fingers among others.

“The culprit by name Onyebuchi Ezeh who was later caught, confessed that they were sent by a native doctor to get the needed organs of the 72-year-old woman in order to become billionaires.”

“The culprit hails from Abakaliki in Ebonyi state, and usually helps the victim in cutting palm-trees. He was said to have explained that they embarked on the act because they wanted to get rich according to the assurances of the native doctor,” Ikeanyionwu said.

She also quoted Hon Obinabo as expressing sadness over the development, while assuring that other persons involved in the crime would also be apprehended and charged to court.

The culprit is said to be currently held at the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Anambra State Police Command, Awka, and will soon be arraigned before the Children and Gender Based Violence Magistrate Court in Awka.

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