Metro Mysterious Well Swallows 2 Diggers, One Herbalist in Onitsha [PHOTOS]


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Three persons were reported dead yesterday after getting into a well at No. 1, Hanik Street, Trans Nkisi Federal Housing, 33, Onitsha.

Daily Trust gathered that the incident occurred on Monday but their corpses were not recovered till yesterday.

A witness said the first victim, identified as James, was contacted three months ago to dig the well deeper in search of water, but the 34-year-old man slipped off into the well about 10am on Monday, and could not be rescued at 6pm when his relation, identified as Usai, 32, arrived to make efforts.

The witness said Usai’s attempt to rescue his brother also failed as he did not make it out of the mysterious well.

The witness said a third person, with an undisclosed name, who got into the well with a rope tied around his waist quickly came out with bruises on the face and with the story that he saw hands slapping and boxing him from different angles.

Daily Trust further gathered that a fourth person who demanded N100, 000 to remove the victims, did not make it out of the well alive.

“He had claimed to have black powers (juju) and even refused to have a rope tied around his waist before entering into the well,” another witness said.

It was gathered that a cock and a ram were brought to a native doctor who was invited to carry out some incantations and spiritual cleansing before the corpses in the well were recovered.

The Vice Chairman, Nigerian Red Cross, Anambra state, Prof. Peter Katchy, while confirming the incident, said, “We don’t know the cause of their death yet, whether it was a gaseous substance that killed them or not. So we call for more investigation to unravel the mystery.”

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