The Nnewi New Yam festival which was celebrated in Umuogboo village of the Anambra community, ended in tragedy as a resident of the area was brutally stabbed to death.
The deceased was stabbed on the neck region by an unidentified assailant, while trying to stop two Nnewi New Yam Festival attendees from fighting at Orie Agbo, Umuogboo, Nnewichi. Facebook user, Chidon Isimmiri who shared the report, wrote;
Nnewi new yam continues
Annually an Obiofia man must go down on nnewi new yam festival along orie agbo Nnewichi
Afia olu continues……
Recall also that few months ago, a Nigerian man was stabbed to death at Omotosho in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, during the celebration of annual ‘Obo’ (vagina) Festival in the town.
The deceased was identified as Mr. William Adesoji. He was killed in a bizarre manner at Flasher Hotel during the celebration of the strange festival dubbed ‘Obo Festival’. Since the initiation of the festival by the owner of the hotel in 2013, it was learnt that customers were gathered once in a year to celebrate the Yuletide amid all kinds of promiscuity. It was gathered that all manner of ill took place at the venue.
While others, who don’t drink, would join the climax of the festival where sex becomes a free-for-all competition for the strongest and bravest; also with rewarding prizes for the competitors.
Explaining how the man was killed, a source said:
“The real game is that a mattress would be placed in the open, while a male customer would engage one of the prostitutes in a marathon bout of sex.
“The game was on when the wife of the proprietor asked one of the customers to stand up from a chair, claiming that she was sitting on it. The argument degenerated into the woman slapping the man.
“Not knowing what had transpired, the deceased rushed to the scene, grabbed a bottle, broke it and dealt it on the head of the customer (name withheld) now in the hospital under police surveillance.
“A friend of the man, who was with her (the proprietor’s wife) also picked up a bottle, broke it and stabbed William in the stomach, bringing out his intestines”