How mob lynched pregnant woman to death over witchcraft allegation in Adamawa


Police in Adamawa State has arrested a group of people who killed a pregnant woman over alleged witchcraft.

The state Commissioner of Police, Moses Jitoboh, has confirmed the arrest of five suspects when he spoke to reporters in Yola on Saturday.

Jitoboh said 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 to hack her to death.

He said, 

“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.”

According to him, the suspects would be charged to court for culpable homicide, criminal conspiracy, and defamation of character.

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