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Commissioner’s photo among hundred others found in shrine in Rivers. …… native doctor escaped lynching.

The picture of River State Commissioner for Special Duties, Onowu Emeka Anyasodike was among at least 300 others discovered in a shrine in the Ahoada area of the state.
Among other items found in the shrine are pictures of unidentified women and other men at the shrine which is allegedly owned by a Delta State indigene, Mike India, living in the state.
Sources say the picture was discovered after an angry mob raided the shrine and arrested the chief priest for allegedly burying a 3-year-old baby alive.
Reports say the chief priest  disappeared while confessing to the crime, after the little girl was dug out from the grave.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the youth were irked by the discovery, especially after they identified some of the people in the pictures, some of whom were facing health challenges.
The shrine was razed, as the native doctor took to his heels.
The female resident said, “So many things were seen. A segment had peoples’ pictures; more than 300 pictures. Bundles of pictures were just chained together.
“In the chain, you will see different sizes of padlocks. Some of the pictures recovered there, the people had died, but their pictures were there.
“The ones that are alive have health challenges like stroke and blindness. In fact, one woman that I know very well came to the scene yesterday (Tuesday) and she regained her sight all of a sudden.
“Some of the pictures were burnt by the youth, while others are still there”.
When contacted the  state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, saying that the state Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, had ordered an investigation into it.
He said, “I can confirm the incident of yesterday at Edoha community in the Ahoada East LGA, where a certain native doctor’s house (shrine) was attacked. The native doctor escaped for fear of being killed by the youth of Edoha.
“However, we have been able to arrest the situation. The Divisional Police Officer DPO  and the area commander were all there and were able to restore normalcy.
“So far, we cannot ascertain the level of casualty or carnage as a result of that incident, but I can assure you that at the end of the day, we will be able to know all of that.
“Whoever is found culpable will be arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.”