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ASABA – SAGAMU: HOW ỌNỤ WENT TO HELL AND RETURNED BY CHIJIOKE NGOBILI

Reasonable miles away from Ọnịcha (wrongly spelt onitsha) – the busiest city in Anambra State of Nigeria and the largest emporium in West Africa, Ọnụ had left his hometown for an all-day journey. His last destination was to be Sagamu, the small town in the Gateway Ogun State that opens into Lagos – that busiest city where every Nigerian has ‘someone’ and where very few Nigerians are yet to visit.
At the famous Upper Iweka in Ọnịcha (wrongly spelt onitsha), Ọnụ had alighted from the commercial bus that ferried him from his Hometown. He was a Youth Corps member but was completely on mufti. He disliked wearing the Youth Corps uniform save when performing a function in his area of service. He had returned home to participate in a very important ceremony that wouldn’t have taken place without his presence, being one of the first sons in his extended family.

Nwanyimma, an Igbo woman from Owere, Imo State was the Local Government Inspector (“LGI” as the corps members popularly abbreviated) in…