Skip to main content

Okija African Village Evil Forest Human Sacrifice Ritual Murders

The Truth About Evil Forest Ritual Murders
Human Sacrifice, Africa
Human sacrifice has been practiced in various African cultures throughout history.

Nigeria floods

About Evil Forest Human Sacrifice Ritual Murders, Ritual murders or greed


Southern Nigeria’s Igbo ethnic group inhabits the remote villages of Umuhu and Ubahu-Ezike in Okija where police say they are investigating alleged ritual murders, while the shrine’s priests insist that their Gods killed the people. The question remains if Okija Village ritual murders are the Gods of the evil forests punishment or religious greed.

Evil Forest Ritual Murders


Okija Village Evil Forest Ritual MurdersIn many villages throughout rural Africa, those who are not practitioners of a major world religion such as Christianity, Catholicism, or Islam, almost all have their own Gods. The oldest concept of the place where Gods exist, is in the forest. Southern Nigeria’s Igbo ethnic group inhabits the remote villages of Umuhu and Ubahu-Ezike in Okija where police say they are investigating alleged human sacrifice ritual murders, while the shrine’s priests insist that their Gods killed the people. The impenetrable depth of the great forests of Africa is the heartland of the spirits and of all magical beings. Southern Nigeria’s Igbo ethnic group inhabits the remote villages of Umuhu and Ubahu-Ezike in Okija amongst a great thicket of trees. 


Southern Nigeria’s Igbo ethnic group inhabits the remote villages of Umuhu and Ubahu-Ezike in Okija  where police say they are investigating alleged ritual murders, while the shrine’s priests insist that their Gods killed the people.
Murder for money in the forests of Nigeria
Thick forests and poor roads from the bustling commercial cities isolate Okija village, however the village was front-page news in Nigeria on August 3, 2004 when police descended on its shrines on alleged human sacrifices. Police informant, Chukwumezie Obed Igwe whose complaint led to the raid was not believed at first however, when the police arrived at the Ogwugwu Akpu, Ogwugwu Idigo and Ogwugwu Isiula shrines, decomposing corpses and skeletons in coffins and on the ground littered the two sides of the road. Leading to the stronghold of the shrine, trees in the entire forests were wrapped in white and red cloths. 


The police say they are investigating alleged ritual murders, while the shrine’s priests insist that ancient gods killed the people in the woods.The police say they are investigating alleged human sacrifice ritual murders, while the shrine’s priests insist that ancient gods killed the people in the woods. “We don’t kill. The God kills. We settle disputes between parties. But the shrine will kill the guilty if he swears falsely,” insisted the chief priest at one of the shrines, the elderly Orjiewulu Okolie. The God’s chief priest role was to listen to complaints from people who come to report how they were oppressed and dispossessed of their land and other property by the wealthy.

When the police arrived at the Ogwugwu Akpu, Ogwugwu Idigo and Ogwugwu Isiula shrines, decomposing corpses and skeletons in decaying coffins littered the two sides of the road
Corpse on the road in the Evil Forest
The process of the oath taking, priest Okolie said, begins with the complaint which is followed by a summon to the oppressor. Upon his receipt of the invitation, he is expected to come and tell his own side of the story for the priests to hear in his house which serves as his court. When both parties consistently insist on their version as the truth of the matter without any conceding, the oath is administered as the last resort after they had been reminded of the God’s killing powers. According to the Vanguard, the true story of the shine is steeped in greed, not worshiping God or deities.

Ogwugwu priests by virtue of their place of birth, decided to exploit the shrines, and turned them into money making schemes using the Ogwugwu God. They introduced a register of those that visit Ogwugwu 30 shrines and thereafter, began to charge money to those who use the shrines. As the Ogwugwu village shines became more popular, the priests engaged the services of commercial motorcycle operators. The Okada riders used the famous Okija junction, a landmark stopping point for local travelers as their base of operation.

 The Okada riders would volunteer to take anybody visiting the shrine however, it was the rider's job to convince the visitor their priest was the most powerful. That was why the commercial motorcycle operators would do anything possible to ensure that they were the ones to carry first time visitors to a priest of the Ogwugwu God shrine as he is also assured of a commission from the amount paid by the visitor. It was not clear at what point the operators of the shrine began to demand for the corpses of those allegedly killed by the Ogwugwu God.

Some Igbo people approach Gods through spirits in the form of objects
Some Igbo people approach deities
through spirits in the form of objects
The priests of the Ogwugwu God would demand the corpse the same day it was buried and the body would be exhumed and taken to the Ogwugwu forest and kept there. The corpse would be shown to those who appear before the Ogwugwu God after they were summoned and this further instills fear with the result that they would do the bidding of the priests to stay alive. With the intimidation scheme soaring in popularity, Ogwugwu Akpu, priests suddenly had their lifestyles changed as they began to acquire expensive cars and started building mansions in the village.

Over 30 priests of the different shrines of Ogwugwu God were arrested and would be prosecuted for the so-called ritual killings. Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun stated, “Sections 207 and 208 of the criminal code are against the possession of dead bodies and section 34 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is against being members of secret cults.”

Popular posts from this blog

Nature Holds Many Secrets | Hurricanes, Angry African Ancestors

Eastern coasts of Caribbean, United States, and South America, are in danger of being blasted by hurricanes wind and rain during hurricane season from June through November. But, why?  

The scientific reason why is because of Africa’s Sahara desert dust storms and the transition of thunderstorms off the west coast of Africa. The waters in the North Atlantic Ocean are typically at their warmest while the Sahara is at its hottest from July through October, so the chances of a hurricane are highest during these months.
Hurricanes are gigantic weather systems using convection, the movement of hot and cold air, to create dangerous storms. They are rotating heat engines powered by the warmth of tropical waters having three main parts, the eye, the eyewall, and rainbands. 

Hurricanes cannot form just anywhere in the world due to the need for hot and humid air. They normally form close to the equator and move west or northwest. Hurricane Alley is a stretch of warm water through the Atlantic Ocea…

Charging Cell Phones in Rural Africa

Charging Cell Phones Rural Africa

Charging Cell Phones in Rural Africa

The simple task of charging a cell phone is no simple matter in rural African villages far from an electric grid.
With the advent of tiny rooftop solar panels electricity could be accessible to millions.
African governments are struggling to meet to electric needs of the poorest of the poor living in rural areas. 

Living off-grid may be a lifestyle choice to some and a fact of everyday living to the poorest of the poor. However, tiny rooftop solar panels and high-efficiency LED lights across the African continent could provide enough electricity to charge cell phones. 

Cell phones are vital for people in rural areas with no access to banks in order to send and receive money, access medical care and stay in contact with family and friends.
What does Off-Grid Mean? Off the grid (off-grid) means creating your own self-sufficient environment and being able to operate completely independently of all trad…

Survival of the Fattest, obese Europeans starving Africa

Survival of the Fattest

Rich get richer Survival of the Fattest, obese Europeans starving Africa
Survival of the Fattest is a sculpture of a small starving African man, carrying Lady Justice, a huge obese European woman who is a symbol of the rich world. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
5-12-2016

Survival of the Fattest Meaning
The copper statue Survival of the Fattest by Jens Galschiøt and Lars Calmar was created in 2002. The fat woman is holding a pair of scales as a symbol of justice however; she is closing her eyes so the justice. Galschiot symbolized the woman as being blind, refusing to see the obvious injustice.
For the rich people of the world the main issue in life is that of overeating while people in the third world are dying every day from hunger. 
The misery of imbalanced wealth distribution is creating floods of refugees. However the rich only want to preserve their privileges and take measures so harsh against the poor, they betray their morals …



African proverb friendship quote to live by

<br><br>African proverb friendship quote to live by
Peace and love to your mind body and soul today



Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet


Why are we here?
Since its founding in 2008, Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet goal is to highlight Africa through her food and culture.

Africa

Facts about Africa and its 54 vastly diverse troubled yet intensely uplifting countries

Contact us: culture1africangourmet@gmail.com
Copyright 2019 all rights reserved


Must read - Five most popular indigenous healing garden plants are aloe, African ginger, milkweed, cancer bush and devils claw root. Read about each plant and their healing properties.

Must read - Treated like a sideshow freak because of her big butt, read about black and white exportation of Saartjie Baartman and her life and death.