Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Youths banish man, burn down house for alleged witchcraft

By Austine Anioke

The youths of Enwagba Enyigba community in Abakiliki local government area of Ebonyi state at the weekend razed the house of a 35 year old man in the area, Paul Nwafor on allegation that he was holding their progress through witchcraft.
The youths allegedly led by one Uche Oroke and Livinus Akpuru invaded Nwafor’s house and set his house ablazed.

They also reportedly set his yam barns, tricycle popularly known as KEKE which was given to him by his friend, domestic animals and other valuable properties ablaze and banished him.
They invaded Nwafor’s house when he went for the burial of one Chukwuma Mbam.
Narrating his ordeal, the victim said a group of boys invaded his house on the fateful night and accused him of money ritual and other fetish acts and threatened to deal with him.
He disclosed that he was ostracized from the village and banished from visiting or transacting any business with any one or group in their market.
He alleged that the villagers are threatening to kill him if they sight him around the community and that his farmlands have been shared among the members of the community and called on the state government and human right groups to come to his aid.
The traditional ruler of the community, HRH Michael Mbamn who confirmed the incident said Nwafor and some members of the community had little misunderstanding.
He however condemned the action of the youths, describing it as wicked and barbaric

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