By Godwin Oghre
Sapele—TWO men, who claimed to be members of the family of the self-confessed wizard that ‘crashed his plantain leaf private jet’ into Ajogodo River, Sapele, Delta State, when the fuel finished, took him away, yesterday.
It will be recalled that the man discovered in the river, Wednesday, claimed to have been flying in what he called “Plantain Leaf” in the physical realm, but was “expensive private jet” in the coven, which crashed into Ajogodo River after the fuel finished.
According to him, “I was flying in what is known in the physical realm as plantain leaf. But it is actually my expensive private jet in the coven realm. It crashed me into this bridge, when the fuel in it finished.
“My members will be here tonight to refuel it for me to continue my journey to the UK. I have to be in the UK to watch the UK football season, because there is economic recession, unemployment and inflation in Nigeria.”
However, two “family” members of the self-confessed wizard, came yesterday and pleaded with restive residents, who wanted to set him ablaze moments before their arrival, saying “we are from Idjerhe (Jesse) in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State.
“He is our brother. He is a driver by trade and plies daily his taxi along the Benin/Sapele dual carriage way. He lives in Benin mostly.
“We heard about the incident through the news making the round. We came here to confirm it and it is true. Please we want you people to release him for us to take him home, because he now appears very weak.”
The family members, in their 60s, who refused to disclose their names, also did not state the man’s marital status, declaring “this is our private family affair. We are not going to tell you people any more information about our brother.”
They zoomed off with him in an ash-coloured Toyota Camry car without number plates, at about 10a.m., yesterday.
As they were leaving, the self-confessed wizard was heard saying, “I was not alone on the journey. There were others with their private jets, but luck ran against me when my fuel finished. The others are in UK now.”