The Enugu state police command has arrested a man who ‘arrested’ a communal deity which he insisted had been tormenting his community with poverty, failure of businesses, and lack of marriage for eligible bachelors.
The middle-aged man identified as Nnajiofor Donatus said he was motivated to remove the deity by an unnamed higher force. He blamed the deity for the level of poverty in Ibeku Opi, adding that he crashed out of his thriving honey business job in Anambra State, returning home with nothing to show for his efforts.
Vanguard reported that onlookers who were frightened at the sight of the man and the deity, observed that he showed strange behaviour and barked whenever anyone gets close to him.
He was said to have acted violently to anyone who tried to stop him from gaining entrance to Okunere adoration museum at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, to liberate Ibeku Opi community out of the fetish powers of the deity.