Youth Corp Member, identified as Chinyere, at the weekend landed in trouble in Asaba, Delta State, when a love potion meant to charm a 32-year- old graduate of chemistry backfired, Leadership reports.
The incident which occurred around Redeemed Junction along Okpanam community road, Asaba, followed a long relationship between the suspect and the young man, who hails from Ibusa community near Asaba. It was said that they started dating while they were both in Lagos, until she graduated and was posted to Asaba for her youth service.
Sources revealed that their relationship encountered some undisclosed issues and the young man broke up, but the suspect refused to let go despite all effort to convince her he was done with the relationship.
It was gathered that the suspect insisted the relationship must continue because she had put in a lot of time.
“I have invested my time and resources into this relationship and you cannot just wake up and tell me you are through with me. If you have done that to other girls before, you cannot try that with me,” Chinyere said.
The victim said on the fateful evening, the suspect reported the young man to his elder sister who lives in Benin, adding that he was called and advised him to let sleeping dog lie after talking some sense into him.
The young man reportedly obeyed his elder sister and invited the suspect to his house situated around Okpanam community where the misfortune happened. The two ‘love birds’ reportedly took a walk down town that night, getting to some point, the young man excused her to purchase a bottle of water and as soon as he walked away, the suspect not knowing people were watching her, reportedly brought out a small can and she packed sand from the spot the young man stood, and immediately jumped into a commercial tricycle and left the scene but was chased and brought down.
The corps member was reportedly pounced on beaten to pulp by an angry mob who witnessed the incident.
It would be recalled that 18 year old Martins Okolo was reported to have slept with his mother after using a local charm on her in Otulu community, Delta state.