By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI â€” THE hitherto serene Ewu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State was thrown into confusion as two, buildings and three cars belonging to a juju priest in the area were razed following his alleged involvement in ritual activities.
The juju priest, who isÂ popularly known as Uku Osete-Ame, was alleged to have been involved in the disappearance of male organs after sleeping with the victims for a night. It was alleged that the priest has been in the act for the past seven years.
An impeccable source told Vanguard that the priest, who is in his 40s and veryÂ wealthy, would lure boys in the area to sleep with him at night, adding that he allegedly makes the male organs of the boys to diappear thereafter.
The source, pleading anonymity, said the juju priest, who has an igbe shrine has no wife, adding that some of the victims of the suspected ritualist recove-red their male organs after being prayed for by pastors.
According to the source, the juju priest who hails from Orere, Ewu, when confron-ted by people of the commu-nity, promised to return the male organs of his last victim (names withheld) within three days.
As at the time of filing this report, the â€œjujuâ€ priest could not be reached for comment as he was said to have fled the community in the wake of the crisis after being rebuffed and hooted by the women of the community.
When contacted on telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Delta State Police Command, Mr. Chris Morka, said they were yet to get official report to that effect.