Francis Omeife ( a local medicine man), narrowly escaped death yesterday at Okpoko in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State when an irate mob almost lynched him for atrocities he was accused of committing.
The public accused Francis Omeife was accused of using women’s underwear, toy babies, hair, shoes, clothes, bras, among others as ritual materials.
His day of reckoning came when a woman he had reportedly held ‘spiritually’ hostage for over five years reported to her friend, Chioma, that she saw her pants among other women pants being used for ritual by the native doctor.
Chioma went with her friend to the native doctor’s house at 1, Ezeakunne Street and saw her pants with others in some pots of concoctions. She screamed, which attracted neighbors, mostly women.
To their dismay, they also saw their own pants and other households on display.
As they were trying to take their possessions, the native doctor started dragging the items with them and in the process youths in the area stormed the place. Omeife was hit with clubs and machetes and was nearly beaten to death.
His belongings were set ablaze and he was banished him from Okpoko, a community very close Onitsha