Dec 7, 2014 – Unemployed University Graduate Buries Charms In School To Find Job, Sheriff Charles Buries 25 Raw Eggs For Favour
Charms Found In School At Primary School In Jos Plateau State: Jobless Graduate Buries Voodoo In School To Find Job, Charles Sheriff Arrested
An unemployed University graduate has been arrested in Nabor village located in Jos, Pleateau state Nigeria for burying 25 raw eggs within a school premises.
The suspect identified as Charles Sheriff who resides in Nabor with his parents and other siblings was reported to have gone to the school after closing hours on Monday the 24th of Nov. to bury the eggs between two blocks of classrooms.
After his arrest, Charles told police he doesn’t plan to harm anybody. He said he only intends to find favour from God and man. The incident happened at LEA Primary School.
Charles has remained unemployed long after completing the mandatory one year service, thus prompting his recourse to what has now been interpreted by people in the neighbourhood as diabolic self-help that expectedly sparked off apprehension in the village.
The head of the school, Mrs. Deborah Solomon, said the pupils are now scared to come to school.
“We the teachers are even scared because we do not know his motive. He buried the eggs where the children normally go to play. We do not know whether it could be a threat to the lives of the pupils or it would have effect on their wellbeing. Up till now if I say I am happy, it is not true. I am truly worried. To encourage the children to come to school, some of us brave the odds and come to school. Since the incident, we do gather the few pupils who still come to school to pray for our safety. I have been encouraging them to believe in the living God and not the type of god people like Sheriff believe in. I do tell them that our God would not allow evil things to happen to us. So they should not be afraid.”
Though Charles insisted that the eggs were not to harm anybody but meant for his own good, Solomon said the teachers do not believe him.
“When we asked him to drink one of the eggs if they are not harmful, he refused to do so. If they have nothing to do with anybody he could have buried them in his house and if not his house, by the stream behind the school where people rarely visit or by the hills behind the school but not in the school premises. I do not know why he chose this school. There are other private schools around here but he chose to come here. Is it because it is mainly patronized by the poor?”
From every indication, the villagers are telling Charles to tell his story to the birds because they do not believe one word of what he said. Their doubt stems from past experience that members of his family are alleged to be notorious for committing such diabolic acts even before they moved to Nabor because of the crisis that rocked the state capital.
While Charles was being led away despite the strenuous efforts of his mother and brother to free him, a woman came to the scene and asked the villagers why they allowed the family to live there. She said they were known for such diabolic acts while in Angwa Rogo from where they moved to Nabor. This explained why his mother tried to protect him instead of scolding him for getting involved in such an action.
Following this development, the villagers have served a quit notice on the family to leave the village. “We do not know whether it was their native doctor that gave him the eggs to bury in the school. They could be members of a cult and could pose danger to even the whole village. So they must leave,” said a villager.