Following a situation which has been ongoing for a while at the Imo State Polytechnic, Ohaji/Egbema Local Council Area of the state, the Rector of the institution, Reverend Fr. Wence Madu, has been forced to appear before the Okija Shrine.
Ogwugwu Okija is famed for ‘killing any evil doer’, multiple sources say.
In a letter of invitation signed by a certain Ukaegbu N. Ogidi and sent to the Rector of the Polytechnic, we learn that there were few grievances concerning injustice in the Reverend’s activities.
An excerpt of the letter reads:
“Be informed also that you must come to the Ogwugwu with clean hands. The Ogwugwu kills but only those whose hands are not clean, especially those who committed evil against their fellow human beings at work places, Churches, Mosques, Markets and other public places. You know very well about the issue at stake but turned round to conspire and deal with an innocent person.
“You should feel free to come whenever you are invited to answer the report against you. You should also feel free to reverse the injustice with your conspirators and collaborators against the complainants before the invitation, to avoid coming to the Ogwugwu and other unpleasant consequences.
“However, you will not incur the wrath of the deity if your hands are clean in the matter brought to the Ogwugwu. On arrival at the invitation, you will look for the Chief Priest for briefing and other formalities. But where you fail to come because of any reason, we shall come to your residence or office. The truth must be uncovered at all cost.”
The bane of the complaints and alleged involvement of Okija is a claim that Reverend Madu is aware of a certain issue pertaining to injustice against a staff of the institution but has “…turned around to conspire and deal with [the] innocent person” instead.