How Rich Nigerian Chief Was Falsely Accused Of Sacrificing Children For Wealth

Chief Uwaezuoke could no longer bear his grief.
None of his kinsmen came around for the burial
his son, the third to die in two years.
“What manner of wickedness is this?” His people
were asking. “How can a man be so callous to be
sacrificing his children one after the other for
earthly riches?”They queried.
Nobody in the town except the priests and the
medical professionals believed Chief Uwaezuoke’s
claim that his children were dying of
complications from sickle Cell Anaemia.
We thought he was lying because he was a
wealthy man.
As a growing child at Nnewi, a town with the
highest density of self-made millionaires per
hamlet in Nigeria, I was convinced by the fables
and the queer behaviors of the wealthy indigenes
that there was something or a kind of juju behind
any stupendous wealth.
Stories were abound how the rich sacrificed their
manhood, children, parents and spouses to Satan
to get and remain rich.
Some other wealthy men, we heard, were
members of a powerful Yoruba and Benin
controlled secret cult or fraternity.
My own proof of the satanic link of the wealthy
is their reluctance to give money easily as a help
to their downtrodden relatives who they deemed
failures.
They would rather empower outsiders who also
work for them.
I believed that the rich man was a treasurer of his
kinsmen and should disburse the money on
request to relatives.
Though I coveted the allure of riches, I was not
ready to spend eternity in the hell our village
priest painted.
What would it benefit a man to enjoy in this short
world and spend eternity in hell fire? Our parish
priest would ask to drive home of the fear of hell
fire.
When I landed a banking job after my
postgraduate education, I decided to make a
systematic study of my rich customers to
ascertain if there were things other than satanic
powers that made them rich.
Where else can one gauge the size of wealth of
the rich than from their account activities?
Applying research tools I perfected in the
university, I profiled my customers and selected
about top ten of them for analysis.
I was shocked to find out that many of the rich in
the records of the banks were heavy borrowers.
They borrow billions to trade or as working
capital to run their factories and businesses.
I also noticed that any of them that failed to
repay the loans as at when due would be
blacklisted and the property or collateral pledged
to secure the loans would be sold by the bank to
cover the gaps.
Could that be the reason why the rich wouldn’t
bring out money to share or would surround
themselves with value-adding staff irrespective of
nativity?
Could it be the reason why the rich would not
keep funding the pleasures of their relatives
otherwise they wouldn’t be able to repay their
loans?
My observation reveals that many very rich
people invest properly. They buy stocks, property
and build linkages.
Many of the rich are committed to their business.
They have near perfect understanding of how
their businesses work and are quick in identifying
threats to their existence and address them.
The wealthy don’t play with legal advice as they
always have good legal minds as friends.
These guys would do anything to remain in the
good books of their bank managers as they know
that the banks are the source of their oxygen.
Still not convinced, I hitched a liberty to confront
one of the richest Igbo men, my customer and my
friend.
I asked him if he had ever used human parts for
rituals to make his money before the bank came
to his assistance.
The man was happy that I asked the question as
he could now understand why I would never agree
to eat in his house. I never believed that a man
could be that rich without a supernatural support.
I didn’t want to die young.
The wealthy man told me how many businesses
he had done before, the ones that failed and how
huge a money he had lost in failed investments.
He told me that nobody could make a dunce or a
fool rich; not even Lucifer himself.
My friend attributed his success to his “never
quit” mentality. He keeps trying until he succeeds
and would always seek for experts advice as that
had saved him a lot of money.
That got me thinking.
I have come to conclude that the juju that create
and sustain wealth of the rich are intelligence,
diligence, hard work, good interpersonal skills,
good credit rating, wise investments, eagerness to
seek good counsel, ability to identify talents and
use them, stubbornness and self belief.
Even with my little progress in life, a woman last
year December, returned the gift of money I gave
her son who was a university student. I felt
scandalized.
The woman was resolute and didn’t leave me in
doubt as per the clear message she intended to
pass.
And I got the message.
She didn’t want anybody to steal or covert her
son’s destiny or “akaraka”.
She begged me not to ever give money to any of
her children.
I could hear the woman say in low tone “ndi ogwu
ego” meaning “ritualists” as she jammed the door
of my living room after her.
The fearful woman though semi literate, was a
new convert to a nearby Pentecostal church. She
had acquired the powers to confront devil himself.
I was for her, a small case to handle.
Her pastor had enjoined them to be weary of
suddenly rich men and their destiny twisting
antics.
But I was wrongly classified as a rich man
because no employee like me could be said to be
rich.
The woman had an optical illusion of my worth.
My employers had recently changed my status car
to an SUV and the news circulating among my
folks that I had visited India sometime ago didn’t
help matters.
Nobody believed my story that I was sent to India
by my employers for training. I could tell that to
the marines!
The locals in my town believed that India was the
headquarters of juju and that anybody that went
to India had gone to acquire a very potent juju.
What a retribution or a payback for joining the
multitude to accuse late Chief Uwaezuoke of
sustaining his wealth by a sequential ritual
sacrifice of his children!
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