Youths in Ohafia,Abia State are protesting the release of Ifegwu Udo,aka Lucifer even as investigation revealed that he moved to Okigwe sensing the fact that he would not be welcomed back to Ohafia.
The Police had arrested Lucifer and 17 others and arraigned them before Justice E,Asiago of the Federal High Court,Umuahia who granted the accused bail in the sum of N1million each with two sureties in like sum,of which must be a traditional ruler or recognised chief from Ohafia and a senior civil servant.
Justice Osiago also ruled that the addresses of sureties must be verified to ensure that the accused present themselves in court for trial.
As a result of the sensitive nature of his case, the founder of the Church of Satan could not get any recognised chief from Ohafia to act as surety for him.
In view of this, Lucifer”s lawyer, approached the court for bail variation and the bail conditions were adjusted to include any traditional ruler or chief and civil servant from Abia State.
Following the adjustment, Lucifer’s family was able to get a surety from Umuahia who signed the bail bond for his release.
However, the release did not go down well with the Youths of Ohafia who alleged that his presence was synonymous with deaths in the community.
President of Ohafia Youths said”Since he was arrested,calm returned to Ohafia,but on Monday we heard he was released, the same day an Okada rider was killed and his motorcycle made away with. The Youths then said if Lucifer could be released and the same day somebody was killed,it then means there will not be peace in Ohafia if he returns.”.
Lucifer was banned from the community after the community discovered that the policeman who shot an apprentice (trader) dead came out of Lucifer’s brothel where he got himself drunk.
The Youth leader Obasi said that the community leaders and chiefs are in full support of the Youths action stressing that Lucifer is a bad influence to Youths in Ohafia .
According to him,if the founder of the Church of Satan could be pardoned in any way, and allowed to return to Ohafia,it will be after ten years in line with the custom of the people adding that since he, Lucifer was away, the people slept with their two eyes closed.