An elderly man identified as Francis Obidi, has been banished from Umuduru village, Imo state, after being caught burying charms in a man’s industrial site.
The incident happened in the early hours of Friday. The owner of the site meant for the establishment of a small scale industry, Chima Obijiofor, said he caught Obidi in the act when he was trying to get water for the fencing work.
“As I went to get water for the fencing work going on on the site, I saw Obidi on my land. Curious of what his mission was, I hid myself behind a tree and watched him. He looked left and right to ensure nobody was coming before he brought out a charm from the black bag he was carrying and began to dig. At that point, I quickly raised alarm, ran towards him and held him down to prevent him from escaping. Shortly after, some people came to assist me. We reported the incident to the Igwe where he was found guilty and banished from the village”