The elderly landlord who was allegedly beaten unconscious by his tenants recently, following rent arrears has been marked for death, THE STAR has learnt.
The retiree told our news team that days following the incident, he awoke to find a dead pigeon placed at his doorstep accompanied with a powdery substance and a $10 coin.
“Is some seance, cause dem seh mi children not here and dem want the house,” the senior citizen told THE STAR.
At the same time, Bishop Joseph Ade-Gold of the Chambers of God International Church, after assessing the findings, concluded that the landlordhas been marked for deadly happenings.
“Usually, a dead pigeon is used to send a message of death. Normally, we see pigeons as well respected and representing someone of honour,” Ade-Gold reasoned.
He added that it meant, “We’ve lost respect for you and death will come to you.”Ade-Gold also hinted that the powdery substance and the coin were also strategically placed to entrench the witchcraft which someone intends to use to kill the landlord.
“The pigeon is dead and they use the powder around the pigeon to bound the soul, and the money is used to mean there is a money problem between us,” he explained.
Interestingly, he added that the use of the coin is a contemporary practice and is used to solidify the reason or reasons why the victim has been targeted.
“In witchcraft, a reason is given because the witches cannot attack an individual without a reason,” Ade-Gold acknowledged.
Ade-Gold also added that there are two methods of defence against such evil.
“If the person is a Christian, they would have to use the blood of Jesus Christ, but if they are a sinner, they would have to seek help otherwise,” Ade-Gold explained.
The landlord and two of his tenants have been at odds for months now as he claims they owe him rent amounting to $91,000, which is six months.