A traditional healer must have regretted his confidence after the bulletproof charm he had made for a client failed the test.
According to sources in Nigeria, Chinaka Adoezuwe (26) from a village in the Isiala Mbano area in the south of the country had been asked by one of his customers, Chukwudi Ljezie, to prepare muthi for him that would prevent bullets from penetrating his flesh.
The incident happened in Umuozu Ugiri village, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State in Nigeria.
A villager, Kingsley Ugochukwu, told reporters that Ijezie, who is currently held in Police custody, had gone to the herbalist to procure charms that would prevent bullets from penetrating his body.
After allegedly preparing the charms, Adoezuwe instructed Ijezie to position himself so that he could test-run the charms. An instruction that Ijezie allegedly declined to carry out.
The villager claimed that Adoezuwe was confident of the charm’s efficacy and went ahead to wear it round his neck, while instructing Ijezie to shoot at him.
Ijezie reportedly obeyed him this time around, shot him, and he fell to death instantly.
The villager said, “A young man had gone to a native doctor to prepare bullet-proof charms for him, which the native doctor did.”
“After preparing it, the native doctor asked him to position himself very well so that he could test the efficacy or otherwise of the charms, but his customer refused.”
“But to prove the efficacy of the new charms, the native doctor positioned and handed over a gun to his customer to test-run the charm.
“Tragedy struck and the bullets penetrated Adoezuwe, resulting in his death.”
Confirming the development, Andrew Enwerem, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, said that the suspect has been apprehended by the operatives of the command.