Youths in Ohafia area of Abia State on Friday took to the streets in protest of the release of Ifegwu Udo a.k.a Lucifer, founder of the Church of Satan, Ebem Ohafia, from detention.
Lucifer and 17 others were arraigned them before Justice E. Asiago of the Federal High Court, Umuahia, who in turn granted the accused bail in the sum of N1m each with two sureties in like sum, one of which must be a traditional ruler or recognised chief from Ohafia, and a senior civil servant, according to The Sun.
After initial setback occasioned by Lucifer’s inability to get any traditional chief to stand surety for him, he was released following the calibration of his bail conditions to the annoyance of Ohafia youths.
The reported killing of an Okada rider upon his return to the town also riled the youths, causing them to protest.
“Since he was arrested, calm returned to Ohafia, but on Monday we heard he (Lucifer) was released. The the same day, an okada rider in Ohafia was killed and his motorcycle made away with. The youths then said if Lucifer could be released and somebody was killed, it then meant there will not be peace in Ohafia if he returns,” the paper quoted a source as saying.