Police authorities have launched a manhunt for one Onuwa Oliseh, who allegedly killed his relation’s seven-year-old twin boys for money rituals in Delta State.
He reportedly killed the twins, Chiagozie and Chidalu Agwunobi, with a cutlass in a bush in Oko Ogbele Community, Oshimili South LGA of the state.
The suspect and the twins’ father belong to the Oliseh clan in the community.
According to Saturday Punch, the suspect lured the twins to the bush after they returned from school on March 6 and killed them.
One of Onuwa’s accomplices, Kelvin Uzor, was tracked down and arrested after the Abba Kyari-led Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team waded into the matter.
The victims’ father, Agwunobi Oliseh, said, “I am a traditionalist and a farmer. I’m married with seven kids. My twins were seven years old. On March 6 in the early morning, Onuwa came to my house and inquired if my late children would go to school and I said yes. I later learnt he told his younger brother, Iweka, to help him take my children out of the school premises. He said he wanted to go somewhere with them.
“Later in the day, he went to their school and tried to take them out but he was chased away by their teacher. As soon as they came back, he came to my house and asked them to follow him to the stream. I think they were on their way when he brought out a cutlass and killed them.”
The 52-year-old man added, “According to his brother, he ran back home with his hands stained with blood. He then asked the brother to pour water on his hands while he washed the machete with which he killed the twins. He left for Uzor’s house and both of them went to one Anam.
“It was when I came back later in the day with my wife that I realised the twins were missing. While I was running around, Iweka told me that it was Onuwa who took my children. Onuwa ran away but we were able to find Uzor who told us where their bodies were dumped. We went there and found their mutilated bodies. Their eyes, tongues and hands were removed.”
The 18-year-old alleged accomplice, Uzor narrated how a friend called Chukwudi told him about a herbalist in Anambra State who could perform money rituals.
According to him, Chukwudi said the herbalist could only use a child below 12 years for the rituals.
He said, “I stopped schooling after my primary school education because my parents did not have money. I worked for a farmer called Egwiyo. I served him for many years and he promised to give me money this year. Chukwudi told me there was a place where we could do money rituals in Anambra and he asked if I was interested.
“We later told Onuwa who agreed to do it. I told them I was not interested but if they want to do it, they could go ahead. I told them I would be happy if they succeeded. I was sleeping when Onuwa called me and said he had killed the twins. He said he took their bodies to one native doctor in Delta but the man told him he wasn’t into money rituals.
“He later called me when the heat was much and told me where he dumped the bodies. Now, police said I was the one who killed the twins. Onuwa took the body parts to a herbalist in Aguleri, Anambra.’’