A strange substance suspected to be ‘Juju’ tied to various stake in the early hours of Wednesday scared traders at the Onitsha market.
Though the substance were later reportedly packaged into polythene bags, and were burnt, but an eyewitness, John Nnamdi told DAILY POST that the strange substance was followed by the deepened leadership of the market.
He said’ “Everybody rushed to the scene this morning, but they have parked the strange materials to polythene bags and set them on fire.”
It was, however, gathered that the leadership crisis rocking the Onitsha Electronics International Market was informed by political intrigues, and allegedly sponsored by some political bigwigs in Anambra State.
With uneasy calm currently ‘parading’ the market, those in the know said efforts to conduct an election for the executive council of the markets, last Friday failed following allegation that one Chief Emmanuel Ibeh, a chairmanship candidate had connived with some people at the corridors of power to halt the poll.
But in a swift reaction, Chief Ibeh told DAILY POST; “Mr. Okoye who is contesting the same position for the second time is the man causing the trouble; he was imposed on us by the president General of the traders in the state, Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, Mr. Okoye is not a member of the market, and his tenure has just expired” but the President General of the traders, Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, denied the allegation to be untrue, adding; we are looking into the crisis, very soon it will be resolved”.
On the suspected strange substance, the President-General told DAILY POST; “Well, I will not know if they were juju, but they were funny substances; they were later set on fire, anybody doing such does not know God”.