Governor Nyesom Wike had jokingly said in one of his commissioning last week that The people of Ahoada should turn their fame for juju practice into something more productive, they are ‘juju Contractors’. The juju judicial process seem to have a stronghold in Ahoada and ONELGA axis. EastwestReporters gathered that it’s because the priests are accessible and language could also be a factor. Besides, the process is not long and technical. These make the patronage very high and clients very vulnerable.
Presently in Bishop Okoye Mile 3 market, a member of garri sellers union who was accused falsely of stealing a bag of garri summoned the union Chairman and other people to a ‘juju’ in Ahoada to prove their claims.
Lawyers from Ahoada extraction who attested to the patronage of its juju Ancestrally pleaded that the practice this system of juju’ justice need to stop. Speaking to EastwestReporters in an exclusive interview said ”You would not blame them for resorting to juju if they believe they can get justice faster through that medium”.
Most persons have lost faith in our judiciary and neither ready to spend their lean resources in court. While at their traditional summons, they get justice faster” it is just common sense.
We also gathered that both high and mighty people from that area also consult the Juju for different reasons.