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Friday, 1 May 2015

Nigerian witch doctor sentenced to 14years imprisonment in the US

58 year old Nigerian man, Christopher Omigie, who is a self  acclaimed witch doctor has been sentenced to 14 years in a US federal prison for  providing drug traffickers with magical and "supernatural" protection.

At a court hearing yesterday April 30th, prosecutors told the presiding judge, Judge Marcia Crone, that Omigie  presented himself to drug traffickers as a witch doctor who had the powers to prevent them from being arrested while they smuggled banned drugs and was paid "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to give supernatural protection from law enforcement.


    
"Omigie was consulted by drug traffickers in the Cesar Barrera and David Bazan drug trafficking organizations on a daily basis and before, during and after each drug transaction. The supernatural protections rendered involved card readings, massages (by Omigie) with magic ointments, cutting of the skin with razor blades and the topical application of magic powder, the use of magic amulets, magic belts, magic coconuts and magic rocks (that those being treated were required to talk to)."

According to the Prosecutors,  Omigie demanded the smugglers not to have sex or take a shower after they had applied his magical products so as not to "not diminish the potency" of his work.

 "Magic 'law stay-away' candles were also burned in order to protect drug traffickers from law enforcement detection. Omigie would regularly return to Africa, at drug traffickers' expense, to re-new his supernatural powers."

Omigie's attorney, Jonathan D. Goins in Houston, criticized fthe US prosecutors for calling his client a "witch doctor", arguing that Mr Omigie was a respected chief here in Nigeria

"Mr. Omigie is a Nigerian tribal chief, a title he inherited from his father, and he is a native doctor. The term 'witch doctor' is both pejorative and wrong."
    
Goins said his client had a "minimal" role in the drug scheme and that his sentence is "greatly out of proportion."
     "While Mr. Omigie was involved in this drug scheme, he was not a major figure in this, and in fact his involvement was extremely limited and minor," he said.

97 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Okokobioko!

Davido's driver said...

Good for him

Davido's driver said...

His jazz cudnt save him. Shioor

AC£S said...

Interesting....

Unknown said...

Gobe

9jahub.com said...

na him knw

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wawu! Hope he still got enough powers to disappear from the prison.
Phew! The hustle is real, wonder if he rubs chalk all over his body and dress in leaves over there.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Damilola said...

Here we go again. I guess he didn't use the protection for himself. Enjoy prison chief

Anonymous said...

God don punish am..... Oyibo na big witch so no need to carry small witch meet big witch

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Anonymous said...

Funny. So he can't use his so called magical power to disappear from the court

Pidgin Mistress said...

Seen

Unknown said...

At this point, permit me to say #Nigeria is trendig for all the wrong reasons

Unknown said...

Serves him right.

Anonymous said...

Can't stop laughing

Anonymous said...

Mr Jonathan D. Goins can you kindly differentiate between a "witch" Doctor and a " native " Doctor, your time starts now.

Unknown said...

You mean his magic aint working for him? 😳😱😧

Unknown said...

Wonders shall never end...

knowurway.com said...

Hmmm

Unknown said...

Abeg let dem free d old man jare......wat has spiritual tinz gat to do with law? Hian!

Anonymous said...

I thought oyibo people never believed in juju?? Since when did their courts start jailing people with superstitious believes ??? Mr native doctor oya since you claim to have potent native medicine , kindly deliver yourself.

Unknown said...

His witch shld save him den.old man devil

Anonymous said...

Mr Omigie over to you just disappear come back naija so we go believe you.

knowurway.com said...

That is good for him, they jail him well,and as sue as he come out from that jail he'll learn something

Unknown said...

International dibia. Lol.

Juleslouis said...

Lwkmd! They won't ever understand. Na normal thing for here na.

Unknown said...

Is dat suppose to be proof? Is magic now proof?

Anonymous said...

In US it is often said, If u can't do the term don't do the crime.

Unknown said...

LMAO! He went to show them his talent! In america? Who does that! HeheHe

Eze said...

This is rubbish, how can dey jail him for just offering them charms.....this is bullshit, is it bcos he is African, did they catch him with drugs

Eze said...

This is rubbish, how can dey jail him for just offering them charms.....this is bullshit, is it bcos he is African, did they catch him with drugs

Wakili Abdulmuluku Musa said...

just passing

Mzz_Mary said...

Kk

Anonymous said...

Let him show his juju power and disappear from prison... Smh..

Unknown said...

Ghen ghen...him fowl don lay cooked egg. This na serious gobe o!



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hrm paul ojeih said...

See papa go dey job oyibo witch doctor mu foot dis man na real jobber

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LIB chairlady said...

Hahahahahaha... Mr lawyer pls shut up, no difference btwn Witch Doctor n Native Doctor. All of dem use Juju

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

Witch doctor,native doctor what's d difference?
Anyway na them sabi

Anonymous said...

Hummm, Edo name. Benin people nor dey carry last, e nor get d kind crime wen dem nor fit commit for dis World

Unknown said...

Hmmmnn! Nigerians...always in the news for the wrong reasons!!!

Unknown said...

Hahahahahahahaha...Let him use is witchpower to set himself free....

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Unknown said...

Na wah oh! If it's a white man, they will say it's insanity and free him, but as it is a Nigerian now, they will arrest. This issue is so senseless! How can dey sentence someone to 14 for witch craft! That's insane, doesn't make sense at all. These white people don't like us at all, they know exactly what they are doing. Bastards

Unknown said...

Interesting

Unknown said...

Omigie the babalawo!

Anonymous said...

the gods rejected his sacrifice and punished him.

Unknown said...

Let him tank his God dat is nt indonesia! Guinessmalt is d best and peakmilk bu ebe ano! Lolo1

Unknown said...

Na wa o

ary said...

Let us see him use his magic power to escape his captors, then will we know the potency of his powers. LOL

Zamani said...

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Unknown said...

Evrytym, Nigerians!.. alwz in d Foreign News for d wrong reasons!
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orimolade said...

Ok, but what is his offense??

Nicole said...

I wonder why it couldn't protect him from law enforcement .
Lol@ native doctor! Was that supposed to make it sound better ? White people and racism! Even when they try to defend you from it they still end up sounding racist . 'Tribal' chief.......' native' doctor...... As if 'witch' isn't an English word which describes what the accused was doing . The lawyer is basically implying that white people are witches, gypsies and fortune tellers but Africans are native doctors . Nonsense !

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Nicole said...

His lawyer is a mumu! I've never heard of gypsies or fortune tellers being arrested for practising witchcraft. The law is about what you can prove. If the prosecution can't prove that the accused really has powers then he shouldn't be found guilty. His lawyer should have gotten him off on a lesser charge of misrepresentation. He could have claimed he really doesn't have any power's and was just using the drug dealers.

yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.com said...

Hahahahahhahaha

Doronize said...

This is ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

Since when did the law start believing in supernatural stuffs and start sentencing people biko?

Anonymous said...

He should go down for aiding and abating crime.

Anonymous said...

Aiding and abating crime

Anonymous said...

Gbam

Anonymous said...

Abegiiii he knew of a crime and never reported it. It is aiding and abating and it is a crime in USA. Who told u Americans care about his witch doctor ways.

Anonymous said...

Native doctor are real physicians using native herbs as best they know to cure real ailments.
Witch doctor Na devil servant using charms and incantations for evil.

Goaldyn Boy said...

I don't think that picture up there is the man because that looks like Caribbean costume! The man took his native doctor career international and was collecting his pay in dollars! Lolz. He must have built a mansion in Benin city and Lagos and ride around with posh SUV whenever he is around in Nigeria!

That aside, I don't really see the basis for convicting this man at all, unless he was found in possession of hard drug! If it's just on the basis of selling amulets to drug peddlers, then it is like convicting other people who had rendered one service or the other to the drug peddlers like their mechanic, doctors, etc! The lawyer doesn't seem to me to be sound and must have been the one that advised him to admit to the crime! Otherwise, the prosecutor will have a hard time proving his guilt!.........Unless, the law of that part of America specifically makes it a crime to be a native doctor in the first place!!!

DADDYSWIFE said...

He is an accomplice of d crime.
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Unknown said...

Lolz funny naija

Anonymous said...

His black magic failed him, as the white magic reign supreme.

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Subomi said...

lol .. why did he not use his powers on the fed agents and judge

Unknown said...

Vry vry interesting

Eze said...

U are the only reasonable person here so far ..........others are busy commenting tru there porous ASS

Unknown said...

His juju no fit work for him??? Linda take note!

Unknown said...

His juju no fit work for him??? Linda take note!

Admin said...

ninja men una too much! nothing wia we no go hear.

Unknown said...

Hmmm.... Only Nigerians knows the truth, so leave the matter.

Anonymous said...

Really? The drug traffickers that played major roles got less sentences while a native doctor that played minimal rile got 14 years imprisonment. Hmmmm .. The power of skin colour.

Anonymous said...

Fucggk up!

Anonymous said...

Im lawyer no finish law school! True.

Unknown said...

Na wa oo... Prison no go help sef.. na small thing for am. him go teach scofield berra ways of breaking out of prison na......#DisappearanceMethod..lol

Anonymous said...

EDOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Exactly! Hissss

Anonymous said...

Exactly...hiss

Unknown said...

Lol.......... that's the same word I'd use "okokobioko!!

Seu said...

Physician who couldn't heal self.

Ekua said...

"his involment is extremely limited and minor" don't worry, they are just jailing him for the minor.

Anonymous said...

Mane... Naija just dey everywhere the do there thing, I bin no sabi say white people believe in juju.

Anonymous said...

Every where we go we end up given bad name to our Father land. God have mercy on us.

Unknown said...

This one na gobe

IBK OF GOD said...

Na correct Okokobioko!

Unknown said...

Aiding and abating of a criminals is a felony offense, the penalty is up to 7yrs jail term , secondly in America having the knowledge that someone indulge in criminal activity and u doesn't report it to appropriate authority is crime

Goaldyn Boy said...

Jacuzy! It is not easy to prove that he aided or abated the crime! Can you explain how he aided or abated the crime?! Moreover if you say I have knowledge of a crime and I say I don't have that knowledge, what will you do? The thing is that the lawyer might be a white racist who was not really out to help his client or he might not be sound in law!!!

SWILL MARTIN said...

I'm 4 use d powers blind s judges eye naaa.

Unknown said...

When Nigeria local chief begins to serve time in U.S Prison....

Anonymous said...

Loool, make him do him voodoo comot for jail na....appear for him village....looool

Unknown said...

Lol. Nigerians, una dey represent una sef wey una go. Witch doctor keh. Hahahahaha. I love my country

Anonymous said...

Is dis a hotel or a porn movie site....plz get a life

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