The town Owerri is traditionally called Owerri nchi-ise (Igbo language: Owe eri na-echi isi, meaning, ‘the leaders from time immemorial, that crown the head’) is a classical example of the use of Igbo numerology writing. The name implied that Oweri leaders chose the King of Israel.
The villages that comprise Owerri would derive their names from their roles in the Crucifixion of Christ who was one of them but hailed from the Amawọm (Igbo language: Ama owe m, meaning, ‘the settlement of my leader’, called the City of David in the Bible). The Owerri nchi-ise villages include:
1. Ụmụọrọrọnjọ (Igbo language: Ụmụ rọrọ njọ, meaning, ‘those that conceived this transgression’);
2. Ụmụoyima (Igbo language: Ụmụ e nye ama, meaning, ‘those who disclosed the information (where He was)’;
3. Ụmụeche (Igbo language: Ụmụ e che, meaning, ‘those who were placed on guard’);
4. Ụmụọdụ (Igbo land: Ụmụ ọdụ meaning ‘those that offered the counsel’).
5. The people who revealed to the Roman authorities that, Jesus was stirring up the Jews against their authority were called Na-eji ibe a kọ, meaning, ‘tells on kinsmen [to the authorities]’.