Hear the tale of Agwu, a scary piece of Nigerian folklore

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Ify Ikewiebe is from Igbo, Nigeria and told CBC Windsor a scary story from her childhood. (CBC - image credit)
Ify Ikewiebe is from Igbo, Nigeria and told CBC Windsor a scary story from her childhood. (CBC - image credit)

It's the time for some spooky stories and this year CBC Windsor asked people who have come from other countries what scary tales they were told growing up.

Ify Ikewiebe is from Igbo, Nigeria.

She said there is a folktale about a being called Agwu that searches out people who have committed heinous crimes and are not coming clean about it.

In the two weeks after Christmas, at midnight, Agwu comes out.

Beware! Those who see the Agwu could also be in peril.

A warning there is some graphic details in the story.

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