By Elijah Ugani
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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