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300 Persons’ Pictures Found In Shrine As Mob Attack Witch Doctor


A suspected ritualist identified as Mike India has escaped a lynch mob in Edoha community, Ahoada East council of Rivers State, after about 300 pictures of prominent residents and other people were discovered in his shrine.

Some youths of the area were said to have intercepted the witch doctor at midnight while performing a ritual.

The youths reportedly raised the alarm that attracted other villagers when India could not account for his mission at the odd hour.

They compelled the suspect to take them to his shrine in the forest where they found many pictures of dead and living natives chained with different padlocks.

An eyewitness said the youths were infuriated when they identified some persons in the pictures found in the shrine, some of whom were facing health challenges.

The shrine was reportedly razed while India was said to have disappeared from the scene for fear of mob attack.

The source said: “So many things were seen. A segment had peoples’ pictures, more than 300 pictures. Bundles of pictures were just chained together.

“Somebody whose picture was there had a stroke.

Police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni confirmed the incident, saying the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka has ordered an investigations into the incident.


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