Man Commits Suicide In Obudu After Community Banished Him For Witchcraft

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By Elijah Ugani

Cultural Dance of Bebuabie Village, a neighboring to Bebuagbong village
Cultural Dance of Bebuabie Village, a neighboring to Bebuagbong village

Residents of Bebuagbong Community in Obudu Local Government Area are now having a rough time with security agencies after one Mr. Joseph Ushie committed suicide on the 13th of July, 2015; due to the death of his only brother Mr. Emmanuel Ushie who was knocked down by a vehicle in Abuja on the 3rd of July, 2015.

After the unfortunate incident, the community, in search of a diabolical cause of of death of Emmanuel Ushie, who was knocked down by a vehicle in Abuja, consulted a female soothsayer from Ukpe village, still in Obudu LGA, who disclosed that Mr. Emmanuel Ushie was killed by his father in connivance with his only brother, Mr. Joseph Ushie through witchcraft.

The community then appointed a jury that came up with the decision to banish Mr. Ushie Lifel and son Joseph Ushie. Seriously perturbed by the ruling, Mr. Joseph Ushie, decided to commit suicide by allegedly taking a poisonous substance.

The web of events has created palpable fear and anxiety in the community as most youths have deserted their home following the massive clampdown on the community by the Obudu Divisional Police.

The Special Adviser, Security in Obudu Local Government Council, Spokesman Agogo confirmed the incident and the subsequent arrest of the female Soothsayer and the jury who delivered the ruling.

In an attempt to speak with the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) Obudu, he harassed and assaulted our correspondent, drove him out of his office, followed him and ordered another officer to chase him out of the station.

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2 commentsOn Man Commits Suicide In Obudu After Community Banished Him For Witchcraft

  • only God knows how many people have been sent to their early graves and displaced of their homes because of this soothsayer and them that believes in them.
    it is high time some ugly traditions should be abolish and people turning to God for security and sustenance. i mean how can people be so heartless and mean? one death leads to another, now of what good is this judgement passed by this people? Obudu security network should do something and bring this people to book. kpash!

  • Adie Lucy Undakem

    A soothsayer is not God nor in a good position to pass jugdment to a fellow human being.Weather witchcraft or not we most surely die, No one is been specify by the kind of death you encounter so let the jugdment be for God Almighty

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