It was gathered that the shrine was brought by a five-man team sent by the chief priest, and planted in the family compound of two siblings, the debtors, at the instance of the businessman-creditor.
However, the brothers were said to have ignored the invitation, which prompted the planting of the shrine in their family compound since March 18. Consequently, residents were said to have started fleeing in droves, prompting the brothers to petition the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, through their counsel.
They pleaded that the man that took them to the shrine, the chief priest and his errand boys, who brought the shrine to Igboukwu, be arrested and prosecuted for ‘trial by ordeal.’
Their counsel described the action as mockery to the family, because as their compound had become a pilgrimage destination, where people troop in to have a glimpse of the shrine.