Baby Boy Fell Into Boiling Soup Pot After Owu Masquerade Chased Girl In Owerri

Date: 16-07-2014 6:35 am (7 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 16 July 2014

Panic struck Amakohia Ubi community in Owerri West Council Area of Imo State on Monday, as a five-month-old baby boy slipped from the hands of his minder, a 10-year-old girl, who was being chased by a masquerade and fell inside a large boiling pot of soup.



An eye witness told Daily Sun that the 10-year-old girl, who also suffered severe injuries, was fleeing from one of the “ Owu” masquerades that had chased her in front of a house while carrying the deceased toddler and as she ran to the back of the house, she stumbled and the toddler slipped from her hands and fell into a pot of soup being prepared by a food vendor.

According to the witness, the masquerade, on realising the havoc caused, took to his heels.

However, efforts to revive the baby proved abortive as the baby was pronounced dead by a doctor, after some good Samaritans rushed him to a nearby hospital.

When Daily Sun visited the scene, parents of the deceased baby were still in a state of shock and refused to speak to the press as sympathisers besieged their residence.

The Amakohia masquerade festival also known as “Owu” is the most dreaded festival in Owerri West Council as it is characterised by display of charms, constant flogging and harassment. Meanwhile, the festival, which normally lasts a month, has been temporarily suspended as a result of the incident.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Andrew Enwerem (DSP), said he had no details of the incident yet.


Posted: at 16-07-2014 06:35 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
- alkad1 at 16-07-2014 07:27 AM (7 years ago)
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this is not funny o....
Posted: at 16-07-2014 07:27 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- beneno at 16-07-2014 07:43 AM (7 years ago)
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Tufiakwa  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 16-07-2014 07:43 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Freshlycrazy at 16-07-2014 07:44 AM (7 years ago)
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the masquerade 4 nor run... tot dey were spiritual beings... dem 4 beat am turn human... RIP to the innocent babe...
Posted: at 16-07-2014 07:44 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zeigbo at 16-07-2014 07:51 AM (7 years ago)
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God have mercy

Posted: at 16-07-2014 07:51 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- schmit at 16-07-2014 08:19 AM (7 years ago)
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So sad R.I.P
Posted: at 16-07-2014 08:19 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- ngfineface at 16-07-2014 09:26 AM (7 years ago)
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Not just funny at all
Posted: at 16-07-2014 09:26 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- okilo101 at 16-07-2014 10:14 AM (7 years ago)
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Nawa
Posted: at 16-07-2014 10:14 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kennycynth at 16-07-2014 11:34 AM (7 years ago)
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Rest in peace baby
Posted: at 16-07-2014 11:34 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- esther007 at 16-07-2014 01:10 PM (7 years ago)
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Rip
Posted: at 16-07-2014 01:10 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osarobo62 at 16-07-2014 02:57 PM (7 years ago)
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that woman for kitchen  husband dey try oh Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 16-07-2014 02:57 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- SOGaiya at 16-07-2014 03:58 PM (7 years ago)
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rest in peace
Posted: at 16-07-2014 03:58 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 16-07-2014 04:02 PM (7 years ago)
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Wat nonsense is dis. How can a masquarede who kns he is an adult chase a little girl. For wat??? They shld arrest dat guy and jail him.
Posted: at 16-07-2014 04:02 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- osamabinladin at 16-07-2014 05:58 PM (7 years ago)
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 Sad
Posted: at 16-07-2014 05:58 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- odprince at 16-07-2014 06:17 PM (7 years ago)
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tufiakwa...what is the child doing out with baby?
Posted: at 16-07-2014 06:17 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sarah555 at 16-07-2014 10:11 PM (7 years ago)
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Hmmmmm very sad.
RIP young lad, may your soul forgive those that mistakenly  curse your untimely death.
Posted: at 16-07-2014 10:11 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cocoeni at 16-07-2014 10:16 PM (7 years ago)
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RIP to de little baby
Posted: at 16-07-2014 10:16 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- zeigbo at 16-07-2014 11:33 PM (7 years ago)
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Sad

Posted: at 16-07-2014 11:33 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- bishop5 at 17-07-2014 12:12 AM (7 years ago)
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nawaooo 4 all dis der nonsense masquerade
Posted: at 17-07-2014 12:12 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- papadip at 17-07-2014 04:31 AM (7 years ago)
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Those that are responsible for this baby’s death should be charged.
Posted: at 17-07-2014 04:31 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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