A middle-aged herbalist man whose name was given as Ogbuebunu has allegedly confessed buying virgin’s underwear for N10, 000 for ritual making.
Ogbuebunu was caught during the weekend by a combined effort of vigilantes and youths of Abagana community in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State for diabolical activities.
It was gathered that the herbalist was a native of Aguluizigbo in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state but had resided in Abagana for a long time.
He was allegedly sacked from his former abode in Enugwu Ukwu near Abagana for bad behaviour.
A witness said trouble began when the boy engaged by the herbalist to be “stealing” virgins’ underwear for a fee of N10,000 each time he would bring such undies to him (the native doctor) was caught in one of his escapes by the youths.
Upon interrogation, the source said, the boy named the herbalist as an accomplice.
The youth had to troop to the herbalist house and dragged him to the community’s deity where he confessed and pleaded for forgiveness.
The source added that such virgin victims would development strange ailments and thereafter die mysteriously thereby increasing the herbalist’s wealth and clientele.
The source added,”A serious thing happened today in abagana. There is one native doctor that lives in Akanogu in Umudunu village Abagana.
He hails from Aguluzoigbo and was caught today.
” He used to send one small boy from Umudunu to go and steal children’s (virgins’) pants for him and the boy confessed that he used to pay him N10,000 anytime he did the work for him.
“And the two of them were brought to ekwuluomu shrine today to take an oath and from there to aro shrine as well but the youth were saying that they will take them to ani Abagana also.
And when they got to the herbalist’s house, they saw series of names written by him on a letterhead paper being those that troubled me.
“And so many names including Abagana people’s names with a lot of padlocks, keys and caskets, but thank God that people held him and ordered him to unlock those keys and after everything they set those things ablaze and told him that he had to pack his things and leave Abagana .
” This was the same thing (that)he did at Enugw Ukwu which made them send him packing from the community some years ago”.
When contacted on the telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nkeiruka Nwode, said she had informally heard about the story; but the matter had not been officially reported to her office.
She said, “I have contacted the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of the area where the crime supposedly happened, but the DPO said he did not know about it.”