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What killed Clifford Orji at age 46 in Kirikiri Prisons?


It was with shock that I learnt about the death of dreaded man-eater, Clifford Orji, over the weekend. I could have floated it but I wanted to be sure of my facts. And perhaps find out what led to the death of the man who appeared to have been forgotten in KiriKiri Maximum Prisons since 1999 (even my little niece born then is now a grown sha!)

But unfortunately littlecame out of my investigation. The most I gathered was the known fact that his mental state has seriously degenerated without due recourse to rehab. Among other things, he has alienated by fellow inmates who regarded him as a walking corpse.

Anyway sha, bottom line is that after spending the last 13 years in prison, Clifford Orji, who went completely mad
in prison died on Friday, August 17th in his sleep. He was
46 years old. 

story of Clifford Orji is indeed a long one.
He was was arrested in February 1999 by the police under the
bridge at Toyota Bus Stop along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos
after passers-by noticed his strange activities under the bridge.

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found on him at the time of his arrest was a cheque for the sum of
N88,000, a cell phone, women underwear and fresh and roast human flesh
and bones.

He had roasted one of his victims at the time and eaten part of her

The police believed Clifford was mad at the time he was arrested
but there was a theory back then that his madness was fake; that
ritualists put him under that bridge to act like he was mad, find
victims, kill them and sell their body parts to them hence the cheque
that was found on him.

His arrest in 1999 was widely celebrated in the

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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.


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