Human concotion: Key ingredient for abundance of wealth and power

Not too surprising that ritual killing for all sorts of reasons still exists in Africa – this is not an isolated event, it is an integral part of the plan to keep the poor, this time mental poverty-stricken folks where they belonged – darkness for ever.

For lots of ugly reasons including ritual killings, we, Africa is a country, maybe not all but for a handful.

Here I see opportunity to collaborate on educating citizens across borders.

Ivory Coast ritual killing of school children is one that rings true. Seeing parents talking about the killings as if it’s another storm to be avoided, all hoping that it will go away, but ritual killings would not go away unless, the nations involved started exposing and punishing the perpetrators.

Yes, education plays a big role in liberating hardened minds.

How’s that even possible that human corpse can be placed in a room corner and will magically throw up cash? Any currency – my people are so daft to even believe this is possible.

And more disturbing is the fact that this is one of the big problems that we, in Nigeria always brush aside and we pray to God to take it away.

Why do we still believe this? Well, many Nigerians and indeed Africans still believe in ritual killings because those who are ‘selected’ to lead us are not going to fund research to shed lights so people can be liberated from chasing the shadows.

The clip below is of the Ivorian parents panicking, it could have been from anywhere south of Nigeria. Interesting that Nigerians in the north kill in the name of religion and in the south it is for sacrifice.

Only a few months ago, one happened in my town, the culprit handed to the police only to be released a few days later. Clement Oyetunde was caught with a human head. Now, given Mr Oyetunde’s day job is watching over “God’s sheep” he is now back in business performing endless miracles for his likes.



Categories: A Yoruba Monarch, Africa, Myths I grow up with, Nigeria

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  1. I know you are telling the truth, however, are folks are killing children as rituals to get wealth? In what religious book is this doctrine. I’m sorry but things are out of order. There is no deity, no God that sanctions killing children for money or for any other reason for that matter. At some point common sense is going to have to prevail, when these spiritual leaders start telling folks to do rituals that cost upwards of 1,000 of dollars knowing dam well you ain’t got no money, then one what have to give these people the side eye, now when you up the antie to now you have to kill a child, one of your own to get some money, one should immediately head out the door.

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    • Completely agree with you but one would not appreciate how much blessed they are by government bodies exposing evils in a normal society that humans are capable of until one sees real life mickey mouse gullibility is making of massive crowd.

      A friend told me of an incident at Ogbomosho sometimes last year whereby a moron wanted to get rich but found it too hard – this is in Nigeria where millions of people are in the same shoe. So he went to someone who proclaimed to have the ‘power’ not to make himself rich but he could help others. So the M guy was told to bring 40 underwear of some girls and he was going to use some potion to collect ‘asiki’ (the ‘glory’) of these women derived from their underwear. For each underwear, the Potionman collects 5k naira from a man who proclaimed to be poor.

      Well the M guy borrowed money against ‘money rituals’ to entice enough girls and to pay the Potion Man. After a few months, he was good to go. The PM turned around to say, ‘well, the juice is dried’ so not effective, only effective if 40 underwear were collected within a week… of course he was already out of pockets…sounds really lame? Yes, it is but my people still fall daily for even flimsy scams.

      M guy can’t go to the police, he would be laughed and likely to be locked up so only cried out to neighbours who heard the news and say ‘oh well, better luck, next time’

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      • Again, I know you are not making any of this up, yet it is so hard to wrap my mind around. I look at the sun everyday, the moon in the sky, I look at the ocean and I breathe air daily, all provisions made by God and somehow he does not send us a bill for any of these things. It is when you stop looking at the simple things, the awes of life mysteries, and everyday miracles that one can become so fearful that they put their trust in another human being of being all powerful and all knowing. There are times when I allow fear to set in and I begin to panic, I even have a few crying spells for feeling shear helplessness and I remember that no man is in charge or has the power to bring Twilight each evening and thank God, who knows what he would be asking for in exchange for the view. I want to thank you again, you are a true blessing!

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  2. FK
    I think it goes the issue goes way beyond ‘education’. The average man in the street knows right from wrong. So they know that killing children is wrong. People get into this ‘thing’ because they disregard this fact and have decided that their ‘gains’ far outweigh the sacrifice.

    To tackle this menace, you will need
    * An upright and reliable police force
    * An effective judiciary

    Integrity and accountability in these institutions is vital. I can say that neither of the above have been present in Nigeria for decades.

    ‘No one is above the law’ is the mantra everyone should subscribe to, but we have seen repeatedly that the higher up one is on the social ladder, the more you can flout the law and get away with it.

    From my limited understanding tackling this will be very difficult. The nearest parallel I can see in the UK, is that they have paedophilic ‘gangs’ that sexually abuse young children and some of them murder them. The reason for murder is to protect the identity of the perpertrators. They tend to be occupying positions of significant power and wealth, and once exposed know full well that they will imprisoned. Britain with all it’s sophistication to date has not been able to tackle this issue properly. But the victims are still crying out and dogged journalists will not let the issue rest, so eventually they will be exposed and this will be brought to an end.

    I can’t say the same thing for Nigeria, as you have pointed out, most people’s first response is denial. When some “wake up” to acknowledge it, they think it is “somebody else’s problem” and that “God will sort it out”, thus failing to realise that God has given us the means to stop this, and so it continues.

    I saw the case of Soka (in Ibadan, 2014). What came to mind was that should people survive it is unlikely they will disclose much information, as there is no reliable police protection mechanism. From what I’ve seen of Nigeria, there is no such thing as privacy, there are ‘eyes everywhere’. So for such things to be occuring, the local people will know about it, but choose to turn a ‘blind eye,’ by deceiving themselves that it is “a refuge for the mentally ill”. If that were so such facilities should be regulated and therefore subject to inspection.

    Lack of police professionalism is another issue, the crime scene should be secured, to prevent evidence from being adulterated. Those being investigated should not simply be those that actively carried out the murders, but their clients and those who helped setup such establishments.

    (In the second clip, one gentleman expresses the same opinion as you about killings occuring in the south for sacrifice)

    Power and corruption are pervasive in socieities. It would not surprise me that somewhere along the line political parties or their supporters are involved with this. Again a blind eye is turned and journalists are too afraid to tackle the issue (you can’t blame them). Even if tackled the public will ignore it. How to combat these things as I’ve said is very difficult.

    In Britain, America and Australia, they have bulletins and advertisement campaigns when children “go missing”, do they have such a scheme in Nigeria?

    My only “ray of hope” comes from the fact that there are are rare diamonds like yourself in Nigeria, who are prepared to uncover the ugliness that stalks the society there, with that things will eventually “turn-around”.

    Thank you.

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    • Thank you.

      But you know, I don’t think all average person on our roads know right from wrong – many believed strongly that you can mix some potion together with human body parts, and ha money will flow – this bit is what needs to change and it can’t without massive awareness campaign especially by funding underground researchers to uncover what really is going on.

      We just kind of need help like Nigeria had with Ebola, that was a massive success so can work to debunk many myths as well.

      What you said about political and supporters being involved was not far fetched. Remember Clifford Orji’s case in the middle of Oshodi in the 90’s. The man was caught with plenty of mostly women tied down and tens of body parts packaged to be ‘sold’ the man said so many things including being agents for many political and the so called powerful human eating citizens. Despite all the evidence, his case was reduced to him having severe psychiatry problem. No medical test to confirm the assumptions, no Psychiatrist to help see if indeed the names mentioned were truly connected to his crime – died a few years ago in prison, untried.

      See the Soka case – locally, we all know where not to go at certain time of the day so I, like you knew those living locally in Soka would have had the suspicion but too scared to voice out especially if you are a landlord who can not afford to move. So a month after the news broke, I was chatting with some people and just voicing my disbelieve – was told in very nonchalant tone that Soka was created for the ‘destitute’. When does it become a crime to be very poor? Anyways, the guys meant mentally unstable people were meant to be taken there to ‘clean’ the street!
      Is this true? I don’t know, as we can all see nothing came of the big noise we all made about it.

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      • ” I don’t think all average person on our roads know right from wrong – many believed strongly that you can mix some potion together with human body parts, and ha money will flow ”

        This is truly disturbing, as this means that all this excessive devotion to ‘religion’ counts for nothing. I don’t know much about the Koran, but I know that neither Islam or Christianity support human sacrifice. Even those that practice traditional beliefs know that killing someone is ‘not the done thing’. What happened to parental upbringing, education at school? What you are saying is all that come to nothing.

        I’d say the Ebola scare, worked in Nigeria because people realised that Ebola doesn’t discriminate, given the right conditions it will take them to their graves too. I think when it comes to human sacrifice, that they think they are somehow immune, “it only happens to other people…”. The same “I’m alright jack attitude” is extended to the Boko Haram insurgency, “it happens to those people”. I guess you have to do something, but with such a “lousy” attitude prevailing awareness will be inadequate, you will definitely need to strengthen the judiciary and law enforcement agencies and staff them with people who take their reponsibilities seriously, integrity and are not “compromised”.

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        • Oh yea, definitely w’ll need unbiased law enforcement agencies but you see sometimes I don’t get my people, I think for some reason we believe some selected people are above the law and yet we wonder why there is so much disorderliness.

          Human sacrifice is no hidden issues and actually it used to be a ‘thing’ of pride as long as it’s not their children mentality. There’s news that human sacrifice has been eradicated especially with royal families long ago so that is comforting however, people still go missing, mutilated bodies still found in places, citizens still cry out loud especially with social media but after a few days cry, nothing will come out and no one is prosecuted.

          Religion of any kind in Nigeria is what most perpetrators use to hide their evil deeds because we don’t usually question ministers of God. It is sad that a few bad eggs is spoiling it for genuine pastors.

          Education? – Well, I don’t remember ever learnt in school that human sacrifice is false, that it’s just barbaric. Hence I thought these guys need to be exposed in a way that shows the nation that human head with any potion can not possibly throw up cash, followed by prosecution of the culprits – I know you can’t really help many folks, but then it would be up to the individuals to believe what they will as long as other people lives are not endangered.

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          • The sanctity of human life and human rights in general should be taught in schools. This way children will know it isn’t right to kill your fellow man for money, and that people regardless of their condition should be respected.

            I don’t see the harm in questioning ministers, if they are so sure of themselves let them answer the questions put to them, to see how credible they are. That is how any idea grows through probing, questioning and reasoned debate, you don’t just swallow it all down, that’s asking for abuse.

            Thank you for providing some insight into this, it really opened my eyes, not so much about the killings, that I already knew about a long time ago, but the attitude that lay behind it. I’m somewhat wiser about this now having discussed it with you.

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            • Thank you for being there to provide more insights to my mind-wandering because really I wish there is a quick fix to all of our challenges but reality is we do need to identify the issues first and hopefully, we can all see that we need a different path.

              I learnt there is Civic Education in schools now where students learn rights and limitations of them. Little wonder I forgot all about it because if what is taught in schools isn’t married up with reality on the street, then no point wasting time teaching/learning.

              If a child learns never to kill another person for whatsoever reason as there are consequences that is enforceable by law and at home he sees occasional rituals involving humans and parents getting away with it, the child is likely going to do exact same.

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  3. Oh. my. goodness. Thank you for sharing these truths. We are so sheltered from those things here that we forget that they truly happen. Oh, that hurts. That is so terrible. I will be more careful to pray for these.

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  4. Words are not available, at this moment, to express my feelings, after reading this post. Tears for those lost and prayer to save those who remain at risk.

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