Monday, April 26, 2021

98-yr-old flogged over alleged witchcraft in Delta

 An old woman identified as Magarret Okpole and accused of witchcraft is currently having mental challenges after severe torture from her kinsmen in Otor-Iyede community, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The Nation

It was learnt that the incident happened on Friday, March 19, leaving the nonagenarian in untold shock and pains.

According to reports, attempt to arrest the suspects was intercepted by some community leaders, who asked that the community’s deity be consulted first.

However, findings from the oracle reportedly proved that the 98-year old was innocent of witchcraft.

Daughter of the 98-year old victim, Mrs Alice Jete, while appealing to the Delta State Commissioner of Police Mr. Ari Muhammed Ali and human rights organisations to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book, also debunked the allegation, saying that her mother was falsely accused and maltreated.

Jete, 52, said that the matter was reported at a police station in a nearby community, Otor-Owhe, the following day

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