But the medicine man claimed that it was payment for a job he did for Mr. Sam Edem and by him. According to his statement to the police, the medicine man claimed that Mr. Sam Edem contracted him to eliminate or incapacitate, by diabolical means, Mr. Timi Alaibe, Managing Director of NDDC and Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa-Ibom State as well as “work on the Vice President, Jonathan Goodluck (so that he can always obey him (Edem) and always support him if there is any plan to remove him from office)”. Continuing the medicine man said,that the petitioner used his own hands to burn the sum of two hundred and seventy million Naira while naked in a cemetery in Port Harcourt as part of the ritual. Based on the seriousness of the task he asked me to perform, I charged him N570 million wherein he paid N310 million deposit leaving a balance of N260 million. But after the expiration of the period within which the said Timi Alaibe was to die, the petitioner came to ask why the charm did not work and I told him that his (Alaibe’s) spirit is too strong. On Governor Akpabio, Mr. Edem demanded a charm of influence which I prepared for him. I told him clearly to use the charm to touch Akpabio’s drink after which he should use it to touch the ground. Th charm affected the governor adversely that he was flown abroad for treatment. Being afraid that the governor may die, Mr. Edem came back for me to dilute the spell for which I charged him extra 50 fifty million Naira to secure the governor's life, which he gladly paid.
governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji in a fetish mode (here left pictured) going through power rituals in a shrine is equally instructive of the abysmal crass leadership Nigerians are punished with. One commentator said that the juju saga is a sad commentary on the country’s leadership-content. Continuing, it is indeed a great tragedy that in this 21st century where contest of ideas make the difference, those occupying offices in this part of the world still pander to the queer and mundane. It is even more confounding when you consider the fact that many of the juju patrons are "educated" people, "enlightened" people who ought to know better. To which Icheoku asks what manner of primitive leaders do Nigerians have in their country?
According to reports reaching Icheoku.com, the Federal Governmentt has directed the police and the EFCC to thoroughly investigate how the NDDC chairman, Mr. Sam Edem made the kind of money he allegedly lost to the sorcerer. It was gathered that the Presidency reasoned that if Edem could spend such amount, it means he has much more money than that while the people of the Niger Delta are wallowing in abject penury which feeds the militancy.