Occultism: Benue Deputy Governor Fights Okefe Dirty For Refusing Initiation
Nigerian Concord can authoritatively report that the deputy governor of Benue state, Mr. Benson Abounu, and his estranged political god son who is also the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. James Okefe, are presently having serious battles as a result of the lawmaker’s refusal to join a cult group that has Abounu as its leader.
This development, Nigerian Concord gathered is the reason behind the deputy governor’s firm decision to remove Okefe who he is seeing as a threat to his future political structure in Zone C from his exalted office as deputy speaker of the state.
It was gathered that the unending trouble started between the duo shortly after the general elections in 2015.
It would be recalled that Hon. Okefe was introduced to Engineer Abounu by his United Kingdom-based son, Dr. Abounu Abounu Jnr.
This newspaper gathered through its independent investigation that it was Abounu’s son that begged him to assist Okefe with funds to get his nomination in the PDP. It was also this same man (Dr. Abounu) who begged his father, the deputy governor, to help his friend secure the number two position in the legislative arm after he (Okefe) had agreed to vote for the APC candidate for the speakership race.
Having assisted Okefe to win his election as a member of the State House of Assembly in 2015, Deputy Governor Abounu, it was gathered, introduced him (Okefe) to a cult group which he also belongs, saying that he would be assisted to get to the climax of his political career if he agreed to be a member of the society and meet all the requirements.
It was gathered that Okefe agreed to join the secret society (name withheld) immediately he was made the Deputy Speaker of the House and he had since then become a right hand man of the deputy governor who is fond of calling him “my boy”.
Trouble however began when towards the end of last year, Engineer Abounu explained some of the conditions that Okefe had to meet.
Okefe, it was gathered, agreed to all the conditions except the one which said that he must be sleeping with his first daughter from time to time.
Nigerian Concord learnt that the deputy speaker openly told his god father that he was ready to stop his planned initiation and lose the favour he had got from the deputy governor rather than accepting to have sexual intercourse with his own biological daughter.
Our investigation disclosed that there was another condition which is sleeping with other peoples’ wives that Deputy Speaker Okefe didn’t accept.
During one of their encounters, Engineer Abounu reportedly told Hon. Okefe that it was either the lawmaker join the cult fully and start sleeping with his own daughter or be ready to lose his office and political career.
The deputy governor also reportedly told Okefe that he himself uses to have sexual intercourses with his (Abounu) own biological daughter, Miss Enenu Abounu, as part of the conditions he has to meet in the secret society.
Reports have it that Hon. Okefe up till now has refused to join the secret society because he said he cannot sleep with his own daughter, and this has made the deputy governor to commence plans to remove him from office as deputy speaker and then replace him with another stooge of his, Hon. Adams Okloho who represents Adoka/Ugboju State Constituency in the House of Assembly.
Nigerian Concord learnt that the battle between Okefe and Abounu was the reason the deputy governor asked his son, Dr. Abounu, to write a petition to the EFCC in order to investigate the deputy speaker for fraud.
Miss Enenu Abounu is a Law student of the University of Ibadan, Oyo state, and the deputy governor has been sleeping with her with the knowledge of his wife, Dame Mary Abounu, since she was 15 years.
Our investigation also showed that the deputy governor is also sleeping with his Press Officer, Ms. Winnie Ehimhen, who is presently carrying a three-month pregnancy for him. Reports say they are trying to hide the pregnancy.
During investigations, it was gathered that Winnie Ehinmhen had been Abounu’s girlfriend before he became the deputy governor of Benue state.
He met the lady when he was Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment under Former Governor George Akume in 1999. He was later re- deployed to the Ministry of Solid Minerals where he served as Commissioner from August 2003 to June 2005 before he was made to chair the Board of the NTA between 2009 and 2011.
Winnie’s marriage plans were disrupted early this year by her fiancé who later found out that a plot of land she owns in Makurdi was bought for her by her secret lover, the deputy governor.
It was also gathered during our investigations that Engineer Abounu had to sack his former media aide, Mr. Igoche Agbo, when he was caught having sexual intercourse with Ms. Winnie Ehimhen.
The incident that led to Agbo’s sack happened during the February 2016 senatorial re-run between Senator David Mark and Mr. Onjeh.
Reports say the deputy governor had asked one of his top aides to go and bring Ms. Winnie to his private guest house and on getting there, the aide met Igoche sleeping with his boss’ lover.
The matter was reported to the deputy governor who then removed Agbo and had him re-deployed to Lobi Stars Football Club as a Media Manager.
It would be recalled that the
deputy governor and his son gave the necessary backing to James Okefe to clinch the PDP ticket on the provision that he would decamp to the APC after winning the general election as a member of the House of Assembly.