Saturday, 3 June 2017

Police arrest 5 suspects for killing pregnant woman over witchcraft in Adamawa


The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, Mr. Moses Jitoboh, has confirmed the arrest of five suspects for beating a pregnant woman to death for alleged witchcraft.

Jitoboh told newsmen in Yola on Saturday that the 32-year-old woman, Ayina Afraimu, of Falu village in Guyuk Local Government Area of the state was killed by the suspects who used sticks and rope, Punch reports.

“She was attacked with sticks, rope and killed by five suspects on the allegation that the deceased was a witch, who was responsible for the deaths and sickness of persons in the town of Falu.


“Suspects who committed this nefarious offence are; Abraham Adamu, 18, Malachi Yilafane, 35, Thomas Aji, 54, Zakariya Chorum, 56 and Miss Newana Ilihal, 20,” Jitoboh said.

He added that the suspects would be charged to court for culpable homicide, criminal conspiracy, and defamation of character.

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