Enugu Herbalist Kills 13-Year-Old Boy While Testing Anti-Bullets Charm


ENUGU—Pandemonium broke
out, yesterday, when a 26-year-
old herbalist, Ekene Oluka,
allegedly shot and killed a 13-
year-old, Obumuneme Oluka,
while testing his anti-bullet charm on the deceased.
The incident occurred at Amagu-
Uwani, Mgboko, Aku of Igbo-
Etiti Local Government Area,
Enugu State. It was gathered that
the herbalist, now at large, had, at different occasions,
successfully tested his charms,
which was said to protect
against bullets and cutlass, on
It was learned that the herbalist, after covering Obumuneme’s
body with his concoction, fired a
shot, which went through his
vital organs, leaving him
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ebere Amaraizu,
confirmed the incident in a
statement to newsmen, adding
that the command had activated
a manhunt for the fleeing
herbalist. Amaraizu said: “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.
“However, this time it did not
work, which caused severe injury on the head of the
deceased, leaving him
“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