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Man confesses to witchcraft, gets banished from Ebonyi community


Man confesses to witchcraft, gets banished from Ebonyi community

A man has been banished from a community in Ebonyi State after he allegedly confessed to being involved in witchcraft.

The incident happened at Ngwongwo village, Ishiagu community, in the Ivo Local Government Area of the State.

WuzupNigeria gathered that the man, identified simply as Ezemuo, was caught recanting incantations at the gate of Chinese mining firm located near a junction connecting Ebonyi to Enugu state from the Ishiagu axis.

Ezemuo, who hails from Abia State, was said to have lived at Ishiagu community for some time doing clothing business.

A member of the Ebonyi State Security Neighborhood Watch, from the area, Mr Aja Mgbo, who confirmed the development, said the suspect was caught red-handed indulging in the act.

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He added that he confessed to having been in the business of witchcrafts for years.

Mgbo said his community forbade witchcraft and killing of people, which was why they unanimously took quick action against the suspect.

“We caught the man doing incantation in our junction, the one that connects us to Enugu state. He was doing the incantation near a new Chinese company there. It was even the people inside the company that first saw him and drew the attention of the villagers. After searching him, we saw some fetish items such as local chalk {nzu}, flat stone, etc.

“When they started beating him, he confessed to have been indulging in witchcrafts. He said he had made many people to be involved in accidents. He also said he buys goods and make the sellers to forget to ask him for money and other atrocities he confessed to have done.

“Nobody knew he was into such a thing. He sells clothes at Eke [a local market in the area} and has lived here for a long time. He is living in a rented apartment at Ngwongwo village, which is my village.

“And I don’t think he is married, because he is not living with any woman. So, that is why our people expelled him, because we don’t need such people. We used a car and a tricycle to park his property and sent him away”, he said.

When contacted, the Ebonyi State Police Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, said she was not aware of the incident, but promised to contact the Divisional Police Officer of Ishiagu Police division for inquiries.

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