A man identified as Uwakwe Omeke has allegedly been banished for life from Umuela village, Ibagwa-Aka community in Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State after he was accused of being responsible for many d£aths in his family.
It was a chaotic atmosphere On Tuesday, January 3, 2022, when the villagers of Umuela sang mourning songs, and carried palm fronds as well as a mock coffin to the doorstep of Uwakwe.
The infuriated villagers made up of youth, as well as the elderly alleged that within the last two years, no fewer than five youths had d!ed in the family of the suspect.
A village source said that when people die in the family, the suspect always volunteers to go to the diviners for fact-finding.
Consequent upon his return, he would always inform the villagers that his late elder brother was responsible for the d£aths.
Things, however, seemed to have gotten out of hand when another youth d!ed in the family during the last Yuletide season.
The development forced the youths of the village to go to another diviner to know the cause of the deaths.
A family member, who preferred anonymity said:
“Our brothers and sisters have been dy!ng for a long time now. Anytime you want to go and search for what is happening to our family, Mr. Uwakwe will say he will do that for us,”
“When he comes back from the search he will tell you that his late brother, who is his elder brother is responsible for the d£ath of the children; that his late elder brother had a problem with the gods; that the gods are the ones responsible for taking the life of the children.
“But the last one happened and the youths are very angry about his d£ath. We decided to go and look for a solution together, which we did. We went to many places in search of a solution and the picture of the man kept on popping up that our uncle is responsible for all the d£ath that has been happening in Umuela village in the Ibagwa-Aka community,”
“So, when we brought home what we saw, the entire village decided that he is banished from our community.”
Credit: Sen Chijinkem Ugwuanyi