₦airaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,191,680 members, 4,778,992 topics. Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019 at 04:12 AM

How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo (27080 Views)

Osun Election: PDP Supporters Celebrating At INEC Office In Osogbo (Photos) / Mob Attack Injures 8 Government Officials In Imo / Militants Attack FIRS Officials In Patience Jonathan' Hotel (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (Reply) (Go Down)

How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by sinkhole(m): 6:45am On Feb 05, 2018
I don’t know how to translate this into English, but “ohun t’aba wi f’ogbo, logbo ngbo…” is the most popular Yoruba incantation used by Ifa believers to spellbind an individual; hypnotise the enemy or arrest an awkward situation. But some Ifa adherents don’t have to chant incantations. They are incantations themselves! The Araba of Osogbo, Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon, belongs to this class of esoteric clan of Ifa votaries.

It was about midday in the heart of Osogbo. Some officials of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria were on a mass disconnection at the Ayetoro area of the city capital. Snaillike, their vehicle inched towards Ifayemi Elebuibon Street, stopping at the very pole in front of the expansive residence of the Ifa priest. Four PHCN officials alighted from the vehicle. A group of residents, whose electricity cables had been disconnected some distance up the street, had followed the vehicle on foot. The leader of the team, a dark-skinned middle-aged man, opened a conversation with the restless residents.

Two men, who appeared to be the youngest in the PHCN team, brought down a brown, long wooden ladder hinged to the top of the pickup. As they were mounting the ladder against the pole, Elebuibon came out of his compound. He greeted them and asked what their mission was. The team leader told him that they were going to disconnect the cable supplying his house with electricity unless he produced a bill showing that he was not owing the PHCN. The babalawo told them that he was not owing the PHCN and added that it was not his place to produce any bill. He said the PHCN should have a record of those who had paid up their bills just as he stressed that he had never owed electricity tariff all his life. Some residents intervened and told the officials that the Araba never owed electricity bills.

Shunning all entreaties, one of the PHCN officials rebuffed the pleas and started to climb the long ladder. Residents yelled and told him not to climb the ladder, but he refused, climbing and grumbling. Elebuibon raised his hand, saying ‘e je o gun, to bati le bo’le’; meaning: let him climb the ladder if he would be able to climb down from it. One! Two! Three! Four!…the brave official climbed the ladder to the top. Suddenly, he stopped grumbling, became utterly silent, distant and hazy.

He couldn’t disconnect the cable, neither could he come down. Looking as cool as cucumber, he chewed a gum slowly, absent-mindedly and remained at the top of the ladder, blinking and oblivious of the flood of pleas gushing on his behalf down below.

The other three PHCN officials at the foot of the ladder sweated and begged. Together with residents, they pleaded with Baba Elebuibon to set the young man free. Elebuibon yielded. ‘Arakunrin, ma bo nle (young man, come down),’ he simply said, snapping the detainee out of his forced reverie. The Ifa priest later told one of his children to go inside his house and bring the bill showing he had paid his electricity tariff. Elebuibon was able to resist the highhandedness earmarked for him by the PHCN, but do millions of Nigerians, whose businesses and well-being are tied to electricity supply, have the arcane power to such do?

The commonest testimony that governmental injustice and corruption freely and daily stalk our land unchallenged is the PHCN. Injustice and corruption aided, abetted and perpetrated by the government against the people. Or what better adjectives are there to qualify a government parastatal that collects citizens’ hard-earned money and yet refuses to provide the commodity for which they paid? Worse still, those that pay brazenly have their power supply cut if they were not around to show the almighty PHCN officials their bills.

The inability of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to bring just one ‘oga’ to book despite the trillions of naira that have gone down the PHCN drain since 1999 shows the corrupt nature of the country’s anti-corruption fight. Nigerians watch hopelessly as yesterday’s corrupt politicians have had their iniquities washed with hyssop and a detergent called defection while the EFCC bays at the midnight moon. The crazy bill phenomenon by the PHCN is the crowning of the nation’s abhorrent corruption behemoth. How a government could watch and support the fleecing of her citizens year in and year out without a twinge of compunction beats the imagination. And all the agencies, state and national parliaments statutorily constituted to check underhand practices in the various segments of the economy look the other way as the python of corruption and insensitivity encircles the citizenry. A Nigerian-American living in Huntsville, Alabama, Olusegun-Richard Adeyina, said he has witnessed uninterrupted power supply since relocating to the US 16 years ago.

A report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project said at least N11tn meant for the provision of adequate electricity for Nigerians was squandered under ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan. The report also warned that the ‘financial loss to Nigeria from corruption in the electricity sector’ may reach N20tn in the next 10 years.


More: http://punchng.com/how-juju-arrested-phcn-officials-in-osogbo/

4 Likes 1 Share

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by Firefire(m): 6:46am On Feb 05, 2018
“ohun t’aba wi f’ogbo, logbo ngbo…” shocked shocked grin

We expect Ifayemi Elebuibon to be using such power on the politicians who only comes to STEAL, to KILL and DESTROY including to loot our common wealth., not on the poor PHCN Contract Staff. undecided

54 Likes 7 Shares

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by madridguy(m): 6:48am On Feb 05, 2018
shocked shocked
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by ojun50(m): 6:59am On Feb 05, 2018
Pict or
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by sinkhole(m): 7:01am On Feb 05, 2018
ojun50:
Pict or
Go to Punch, you will see your picture there, or do you also want "ohun ti aba wi fun ogbo ni ogbo n'gbo"?

19 Likes

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by Nutase: 7:03am On Feb 05, 2018
Good.
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by hungryboy(m): 7:13am On Feb 05, 2018
Where all this juju men been dey when oyinbo invade or country, colonise us for more than 50yrs?

27 Likes 5 Shares

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by DjAndroid: 7:14am On Feb 05, 2018
sinkhole:
Go to Punch, you will see your picture there, or do you also want "ohun ti aba wi fun ogbo ni ogbo n'gbo"?
WHY NOT BRING THE PICTURE FROM PUNCH HERE?

4 Likes

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by sinkhole(m): 7:23am On Feb 05, 2018
DjAndroid:
WHY NOT BRING THE PICTURE FROM PUNCH HERE?
My friend why are you afraid? Baba no dey Punch now, so please go Punch go check the picture now wink wink

6 Likes

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by OlujobaSamuel: 9:22am On Feb 05, 2018
hungryboy:
Where all this juju men been dey when oyinbo invade or country, colonise us for more than 50yrs?

BETRAYALS.
Our own sold us out, oyinbo never did, they bribed through with cash and kind depending on what they think the man's wants are.

19 Likes

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by TRADELYN: 9:32am On Feb 05, 2018
Can it arrest our failed politicians? grin


The Most Trusted CENTRE For Your RESEARCH PROJECTS, BUSINESS PLANS, etc. kiss
+234 812 468 1999 www.Nairaland.com/tradelyn

1 Like

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by free2ryhme: 9:33am On Feb 05, 2018
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by jerrybakermillz(m): 9:33am On Feb 05, 2018
9ja
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by holluwai(m): 9:33am On Feb 05, 2018
That place is synonymous with jazz.

2 Likes

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by MrRhymes101(m): 9:34am On Feb 05, 2018
Y can't we use our own juju for productive things??... Wedding MC

5 Likes 1 Share

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by datola: 9:36am On Feb 05, 2018
The babalawo told them that he was not owing the PHCN and added that it was not his place to produce any bill. He said the PHCN should have a record of those who had paid up their bills

See babaalawo lecturing stupid Nigerian company.

28 Likes 1 Share

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by precious1907(m): 9:36am On Feb 05, 2018
YEBA...Y can't we use this so called "juju" to send letters to Buhari to evict Aso rock.
Nonesense!!!

2 Likes

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by modelmike7(m): 9:36am On Feb 05, 2018
Interesting
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by Elslim: 9:36am On Feb 05, 2018
why can't we use the same technology for our polithiefcians

3 Likes

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by loadedvibes: 9:37am On Feb 05, 2018
Lol.. funny gan
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by OlujobaSamuel: 9:38am On Feb 05, 2018
holluwai:
That place is synonymous with jazz.
most families in osun is 3in1.
Ifa priest, Islamic clergy and a Pastor are often present in 2in3 family, it might be extended, but look well, you will find one of them.

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by bqlekan(m): 9:40am On Feb 05, 2018
Hmmmmn
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by vicoloni(m): 9:40am On Feb 05, 2018
While I do not deny the existence and potency of jazz I also believe it is utterly useless in national development otherwise we wouldn't have been colonized in the first place. We wouldn't have needed PVC to remove Buhari too!

7 Likes 2 Shares

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by yesloaded: 9:41am On Feb 05, 2018
Agbero ni 'Ku gb'owo, arumaso no sigidi ru 'gba ose abbl

grin

Check my signature to see how you can trade your BTC with us and learn various business ideas.
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by Osanebi007(m): 9:41am On Feb 05, 2018
hmmmm
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by DrRasheed: 9:41am On Feb 05, 2018
If magic really works, some would have try it on PMB.

1 Like

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by BigBrother9ja: 9:42am On Feb 05, 2018
Mumu


He should goan use his juju to seize bubu

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by pointstores(m): 9:43am On Feb 05, 2018
juju and africa are5 &6
Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by zabuur: 9:43am On Feb 05, 2018
Firefire:
“ohun t’aba wi f’ogbo, logbo ngbo…” shocked shocked grin

We expect Ifayemi Elebuibon to be using such power on the politicians who only comes to STEAL, to KILL and DESTROY including to loot our common wealth., not on the poor PHCN Contract Staff. undecided

If u know d kind power those politicians get, ifa himself won't bother attack them not to talk of ifa agents. U know when u are warned not to "carry someone else's baggage on ur head and u hold ur own with ur hands".

5 Likes

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by Xtopher123(m): 9:44am On Feb 05, 2018
Misplaced Priority..

With all the Juju we have yet we cant use it for the right purpose..

why cant it arrest our politicians milking the country dry..?

Until then.. Juju is SCAM

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: How Juju Arrested PHCN Officials In Osogbo by Keywordconcept(m): 9:44am On Feb 05, 2018
Very funny

(1) (2) (3) (Reply)

Saraki: CCB Member Says Chairman Breached Bureau’s Procedure / Reno Omokri Throws A Shade At Kwankwaso For Meeting Jonathan / Navy Parades Members Of Niger-Delta Avengers

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 90
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.