Delta youth accused grandmother of witchcraft

A 65-year-old grandmother, Madam Clara Ndukwe, was at the
weekend beaten to a pulp in Ejeme Aniogor, Aniocha South local
Government Area of Delta state on suspicion of allegedly engaging
in witchcraft and related acts.
It was gathered that two children last Monday died in the
community under mysterious circumstances with the granny
reportedly linked to the children’s bizarre death.
Mother of the two children, who spoke to DAILY POST in Asaba on
condition of anonymity, said, “The woman is my husband’s
relation. She was once caught in a similar act and she confessed
to the evil act. My kids were killed in the witchcraft coven. They
complained of fever and I took them to the clinic in the community,
only for them to give up few hours later.”
DAILY POST learnt that the suspect was dragged out of her room
where she was having a rest by angry youths, and was given a
severe beating. But for the intervention of the police, she would
have been lynched to death.
The suspect, Mrs Ndukwe, while speaking to DAILY POST, said,
“I’m almost 70years and they are accusing me of being a witch.
I’m not a witch. I know nothing about witchcraft. They almost
killed me, but thank God that I escaped, those kids are my
brother’s children, why should I kill them?”
Unconfirmed sources said the community has been bedeviled by
litany of witchcraft accusations in the last few years.
But a chieftain of the community, Chief Frank Akugba told our
correspondent, “We had to stepped into the action of the aggrieved
youths. We are investigating the suspect. If she is found guilty,
she will be banished from the community. We have subjected the
woman to taking oath. And if lied, she will face the wraths of the
gods”.
Investigations revealed that youths of the community are
passionate about development in their community, and in the
recent times “hijacked powers from elders of the community with
fierce mobilization to beat and banish any evil perpetrators in the
community.”
However, an executive member of the youth forum, Mr Justus
Ndah, said, “We will bring to book all evil persons in my
community. No hiding place for the wicked, there are enough
evidence against the woman, so she cannot escape, but the police
are already handling the matter. There is nothing we can do
again.”
It was further gathered that the suspect was allegedly flogged by
the angry youths who almost set her ablaze if not for the timely
intervention of the police.

3 Comments

  1. Good update

  2. Good news

  3. Ok

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