There was panic Sunday on Ogaga Street, Effurun in Uvwie council area of Delta state when a lady, Mariam Abdul, in her 20s was allegedly found vomiting cash early Sunday morning.
It was gathered by The Nation that the husband of the lady, whose name was given as Taye Adekunle, raised the alarm at about 3:45am, calling neighbours to come to his aid as his wife was behaving strangely.
According to an eyewitness, who is a resident of the area, Mariam had recently been a victim of the suspected ritualists who go around collecting female panties and other underwears in different parts of the state.
“Recently, Mariam’s panties were stolen by some unidentified ‘Yahoo Boys’ and she raised the alarm that her panties she spread after washing had been stolen. You must already know that this has been a trend in the state in recent times.
“But at about 3:45am, we heard a strange voice of ‘help me o’ from their apartment. The man was calling for help. Many of us could not open our doors until we heard the voices of some vigilante men in the area. When we got there, the saw the lady vomiting N500 notes.
“I would have doubted if I had not seen her myself. We’re all dumbfounded because we don’t know what to do. The N500 notes were coming out one after the other. It was through the effort of the pastor and some residents who were praying for her that she stopped.
“Three weeks ago, she and her husband announced that her pant which was hung in front of their apartment was missing. No one claimed to see the pant. We suspect that whoever stole the pant might have used it for ritual purpose since it is the reigning thing,” the source said.
Meanwhile, when reached for response, the Warri Area Commander of the Delta state police command, Alhaji Mohammed Shaba, narrated the much he had been informed of the situation preceding the alleged vomiting of cash, adding that the matter would be investigated.
“Today, according to the DPO (B’ Division), he received a distressed call this morning. That one Taye Adekunle of Ogaga Street Warri reported to B’Division that three weeks ago his wife, Mariam Abdul, washed two pants and a rapper and spread them outside their apartment. That the two pants and the rapper was stolen by unknown thieves.
“That Saturday 22nd December, his wife started experiencing strange spiritual attacks and then he invited a pastor and when he started praying for her, she started vomiting water including 14 pieces of N500 notes. The victim had been taken to hospital but when they are done the case will be transfer to state CID,” he said.