Coffin Maker Throws Son Inside Well After Accusing Him Of Casting Spell On His Business

    A middle-aged man, identified as Papa Ogada, has dumped his
    14-year-old son in a well, accusing him of being behind his inability to make
    progress in life.
    Vanguard gathered that Ogada, a coffin maker, who hails from
    Oberete village in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, had been
    complaining that his son was a wizard, who had caused him serial misfortunes
    since reuniting with him, after leaving his mother’s place.
    A source said: “The truth is that the man has been separated
    from the boy’s mother. Since the boy came back from his mother’s place where he
    lived, the man has been accusing him of being a wizard.

    “He once told us that he had consulted many spiritualists,
    who told him that his son is a wizard and is behind the problems he has had in
    his business. We are not surprised that he went this far.”
    It was learned that Ogada contacted one of his friends, who
    helped him tie up the boy with his school uniform, books and other property and
    drove off at about 9p.m. to neighbouring Abiaka village, where they dumped him
    in an abandoned well.
    According to a resident of Abiaka village, who was part of
    rescue efforts, “some of us had already retired for the day when we started
    hearing shouts and cries coming from the location of the abandoned well, but we
    thought people were fighting.
    “As the shouts increased, we summoned courage and got to the
    area and discovered that it was coming from the abandoned well. We got a rope
    and bucket, threw them inside and the boy managed to cling to and was pulled
    “He was already weak with injuries. We thank God the well
    had been out of use; he might not have survived.”
    At press time, the boy was said to be receiving medical
    attention at an undisclosed hospital, while his father’s whereabouts is
    When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Abia State
    Command, DSP Ezekiel Onyeke, said the incident was not reported to the Police.

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