A business man referred to as Okeyson, in Ndufu Echara local government area of Ebonyi state had on Monday reportedly turned his apprentice deaf and dumb over alleged theft of the sum of #100k in his shop.
The ugly incident which took place yesterday started when Okeyson accused his three sales representatives alleged to be between the age of 10 and 15 years of stealing his money.
In a bid to punish the thief, Okeyson took the three boys to a native Doctor Who gave them a kolanut-like object to eat, however, the eldest of the three boys was said not to have eaten the object.
Sources have it that the two boys who allegedly ate the kolanut-like object vomited blood at around 4 in the evening and after ended up deaf and dumb.
The angry mob whom of course do not take Okeyson’s treacherous action with levity, had pounced on him, beating him to stupor as his action was calculated to be that of ritual purpose.
It was also gathered that police when contacted had refused to show up to avoid being lynched by the angry masses.
Sources also have it that Okeyson would have been stoned to death by the mob as they were already hurling stones before some elders present at the scene suggested that Okeyson should take the boys back to the shrine to nullify the effect of the charm and bring the boys back to their normal state.
Bus was however made available to convey the man and the boys to the shrine to excise them of the charm.
Masses in great numbers could still be seen late that even for their return.