Police Public Relations Officer , Enugu Command , Ebere Amaraizu , in a statement on Saturday in Enugu , said the incident took place at Ugbodogwu area of Trans Ekulu in Enugu city on Friday.
He said the woman, Ukoro Onyinye , a resident of Ugbodogwu Trans Ekulu , had taken the concoction which was prepared with a goat’ s heart , to enable her detect and arrest thieves that had 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 . ( NAN )