The Chief Priest of Omaba Adoro Ero, in Igbo-Eze South Native Authorities Space of Enugu State, Ozoemena Eze, has accused some hoodlums within the state of beating him up and threatening to kill him over allegation of theft.
Vanguard studies that Eze was accused of stealing a workers of authority from one other deity locally, Ngwu Adoro Ero, a couple of yr in the past. Issues took a harmful dimension lately when the hoodlums who’re suspected to be messengers of Ngwu Adoro Ero deity lured the suspect out of his residence at about 9 pm on the pretense that they needed him to carry out an pressing sacrifice to his personal Omaba Adoro deity to save lots of a scenario.
Talking in an interview with Vanguard, Eze stated he requested them to return the following morning because it was late within the evening however they persuaded him. He stated they beat him up and tied him like he was a standard felony.
“At that time, I reluctantly adopted them with none iota of suspicion as a result of we’re all members of 1 neighborhood. After we bought to the deity which I function the Chief Priest, I collected the kola nut, knelt down and began the sacrifice. After pouring the libation, having stated a couple of prayers, I made a decision to sacrifice the goat which they introduced.
It was at that time that certainly one of them kicked out my hand from the rope tying the goat. Earlier than I knew it, all of them descended on me, hitting me exhausting from each angle. They tied me like a standard felony and took me to a forest, saying that I have to inform them the whereabouts of the lacking workers of Ngwu Adoro Ero deity.
After I advised them that I’ve no data of the whereabouts, certainly one of them hit me on the chest and I fainted. At that time, they bundled me to a diviner’s place at a border neighborhood in Kogi State. After I regained consciousness, the diviner had drawn issues with chalk on the ground. He advised me I used to be accountable for the lacking merchandise. That was once I overheard the hoodlums saying they might push me inside Igabada River at Kogi State on our manner residence.
Early within the morning, they requested me to observe them residence however I declined. They then planted an informant to alert them the second I go away the diviner’s place. A bit of boy who heard them got here to me, and pointing at a person who was sitting on a bike on the gate, he advised me that he was requested to observe my motion. I stayed till 10 am and joined the market ladies in a business bus to return residence.
I reported the incident to the Neighbourhood Watchmen in my neighborhood who knowledgeable the police and a few of them have been arrested and launched after two days in detention. Their names embrace Onyebuchi Omeje, Chidera Ezema, Ejiofor Ezema, Chinonso Onah, Chinedu Omeje.
Others are Uwakwe Ugwuanyi, Emenike Ugwuoke, Abuchi Onah, Iloabuchi Ogbu and Ifediora Ngwu. “I would like them to write down an enterprise as a result of I now not really feel protected. They equally harass individuals who come near me.”
Confirming the incident, a safety personnel locally, Livinus Ngwu, stated the hoodlums have been arrested with some arms, together with cutlass and machetes and Indian hemp. Ngwu equally advised Vanguard that neighborhood elders have requested the deity who owns the lacking merchandise to punish the thief in his personal manner, including that the hoodlums took legal guidelines into their palms by threatening to snuff life out of the Chief Priest.