A laundry firm operator has confessed to consuming human blood given to him by a pastor so his business will thrive.
Emeka Chukwuemeka was arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, after neighbors alerted the police to the putrefying stench of blood coming from his laundry shop at Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.
He was arrested on Sunday and he confessed to consuming human blood for riches though he says he got no result afterward.
I was in my shop, working one fateful day when my friend, Pastor Johnson, came to me. He said that he noticed I had been working as a drycleaner for long, but had made little or no money.
That was how the conversation started. The pastor told me that there were young boys, not up to my age, who made it through the work they did, but also with the support of rituals. He said that I should face reality. The pastor promised to assist me to overcome all my challenges.
He asked me to get N5,000 ready. I rallied round and got the money for him. I didn’t know that what he was going to give me was human blood. He instructed me to drink the blood for three days, after which I would stop, and then wait for the result. I took it twice, I couldn’t continue.
I couldn’t bear the stench of the blood. But nothing changed in my business after I drank the blood twice. I was planning to dispose the blood when some neighbours started complaining of the stench.
This led to my arrest. Immediately I was arrested, the pastor’s phone line stopped going through.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, said the suspect will be charged to court, while a search for the pastor will continue.