A herbalist, identified as Adekunle Oseni, has been arrested by policemen in Enugu for allegedly preparing a concoction for the detection and arrest of thieves, which allegedly killed a 30-year-old woman.
Amaraizu, Enugu state police PR in a statement on Saturday in Enugu, said the incident took place at Ugbodogwu area of Trans Ekulu in Enugu city on Friday.
According to him, the woman Ukoro Onyinye, a resident of Ugbodogwu Trans Ekulu, had taken the concoction prepared with a goat’s heart, so she could catch the thieves that have persistently broken into her shop.
“Investigation into the woman’s death revealed that she took some herbal concoctions prepared by Oseni.
“From our findings, the deceased met the suspect through a neighbour identified as Alesinloye Nuru, after she (deceased) complained of constant burglary of her shop.
“On July 2, the deceased contacted the suspect who, after listening to her complaint, prepared a concoction which he promised would enable her detect and arrest the thieves.
“In the early hours of July 28, she (the deceased) started vomiting and was rushed to Colliery Hospital, Enugu, where she was confirmed dead,’’ the statement said.
The PPRO said the corpse had been deposited at the hospital mortuary for autopsy, while the suspect was helping the police in their investigation.