There was a mixture of tension and confusion in Ikhuewn community, Benin, Edo State today as a young man caught in a parked car claimed to be a wizard from heaven.
An eyewitness revealed that the neighborhood was woken up by the scream of Papa Benjamin, the owner of the car, that a man, later identified as Success, was in his car that was locked by him the previous night.
“The car was opened and Success was found in the car with a padlock and keys. He initially pretended to be deaf and dumb but started speaking immediately a slap was launched on his face by the neighbors who had assumed he was a car thief.
“When they interrogated him further, he confessed to being a wizard from heaven and was sent to move the car out of compound at midnight but was prevented by kids he saw in the compound,” the witness said.
A call was put across to the police but they refused to show up, saying the case was that of witchcraft and they wanted no hands in it. Success was then taken to the Enogie (Chief) of the community for further questioning.
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