Anambra man killed, sacrificed to 'Ekwensu' deity

By AdvocateNews on 13/01/2022

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A 53-year-old man, Tagbo Okoye has been reportedly killed in his farm at Omor Community in Ayamelum local government area of Anambra State.

 

Okoye was said to have been killed by two suspected young men from Anaku a neigbouring community for alleged sacrifice to a deity in the community known as ‘Ekwensu’.

 

The cousin to the deceased, Mr. Johnson Ifejika said that his killers cut off his head, penis, heart, ankle and hands before they buried him in a shallow grave.

 

According to him, “My brother who was a widower was declared missing on January 10, 2022 after he went to farm to harvest cassava at about 8am and did not return. The matter was reported to the police and we organized a search party who moved to the farm in search of him till night we returned home to no avail.

 

“We continued the search with the security agents till yesterday when we saw a shallow grave and his corpse was exhumed with his vital organs missing. It was an indication that he was killed for Anaku deity sacrifice which is done every year.

 

“We learnt that the two names of alleged killers have been given to police by the community leaders but they are yet to be arrested,” Ifejika stated.

 

The Chairman of Ayamelum LGA, Mr. Benjamin Anyavulu Onyeabor who confirmed the incident said that he made effort to calm the situation by holding back the youths of Omor for reprisal attack.

 

He said that he was called on phone at the 12 midnight two days ago  about the missing man and he was later exhumed from the grave where he was buried by the killers from Anaku whom he said have been identified.

Posted 13/01/2022 10:56:37 AM

 

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