The head of traditional chiefs and elders in Nimba County Peter Ballah confirms here that the much talked about “nine months” juju or charm to kill men who have sexual affairs with wives of other men was imported from neighboring Guinea and Ivory Coast.
Speaking with reporters in Monrovia he says Nimba County does not have such a dangerous charm that kills people in such a faction.
The traditional chief also discloses that individuals possessing such charm do not live a fabulous lifestyle, adding that they do not wear even fitting pairs of slippers.
He wants government to arrest and prosecute anyone in possession of juju to take away lives, which is criminal.
Chief Ballah cautions that if concrete steps were not taken by the government to bring the situation under control, people who want to go to Nimba for development purposes would be afraid.
He appeals to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) to take a stance on the matter because it is causing grave embarrassment to people of the county who have no idea about such strange engagement.
According to reports from the county, men are implanting the charm into their wives so that men who have sex with them would die nine months after such relationship.
Chief Ballah explains men in possession of the charm usually deceive their wives in believing that it is intended to cure infections and sexually transmitted diseases, only to later realize it is a killer charm. Editing by Jonathan Browne