Graphic Photos Of The Student Crushed To Death While Being Chased By Masquerade

According to report, the 14-year-old pupil pictured below was on Monday crushed to death by a fast-moving vehicle while being chased by a masquerader, popularly known as okorosha, at Ogbaku, in the Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.

The deceased was on his way to school when he saw the masquerade and took to his heel while the masquerader capitalised on his fright and chased him till he ran into the path of the vehicle on the Onitsha-Owerri Road, a few metres from a police division in the area.

After the incident, the masquerader was said to have mixed with other masqueraders, leaving the boy in a pool of blood.

The incident happened around 9am.

 

1 Comment

  1. Christian Akuneme

    July 13, 2017 at 10:20 am

    When we tell people to embrace Christianity and leave most of these cultures and traditions that retard our growth, people call you a bigot. I thought that by now, the approach to this Ogbaku masquerade should have been more civilised. Why are they still chasing people about. I know because Ogbaku is my maternal home and I had many encounters with these masquerades while growing up and the mention of my Maternal Grand father’s name has always been my escape route. But about one week to the end of the masquerade season – the area becomes a no – go – area to an uninitiated! In this 21st Century a masquerade is still chasing children even to the death of a child. We should go forward please. Now, an innocent life has been lost!!!

    Point of correction: Ogbaku is in Mbaitoli LGA of Imo state and not in Owerri-West LGA.

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