What is our world turning into for goodness sake? Why is their so much evil and wickedness,as human lives now means nothing? This witchcraft issue in Africa,how do we address the matter because it is tearing families apart! What exactly is witchcraft if I may ask? Cam someone please answer me or give me useful hints ?
The Pathetic Story:
A middle-aged woman identified as Omolayo Ojeifo (25) and her younger brother, Taiye (20), at the weekend hacked their mother to death with machetes in Lampese, Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State over allegations of witchcraft.
Mrs. Itowo Ojeifo, as gathered, was lured to a nearby bush by her two children who allegedly killed her in the process.
This came barely three weeks after a retired soldier murdered his wife with a machete over a family squabble in the same area.
It was gathered that the daughter had before the ugly incident accused her mother of witch-crafty and for being behind her inability to “progress in life”.
Another version had it that Omolayo Ojeifo apologized to her mother just few days before the incident.
According to sources, she was alleged to have pleaded for forgiveness, stressing that she was misled into believing that her mother was responsible for her ugly fate.
But as fate would have it, the suspect was said to have mounted pressure on the unsuspecting mother to accompany her somewhere, despite the mother’s refusal who insisted that she was too busy with domestic activities.
The deceased was said to have pleaded with her daughter to wait until she finished with what she was doing but it all fell on deaf ears.
It was further learnt that following her daughter’s persistence, the mother abandoned a heap of cassava she was peeling and accompanied her without the premonition that death was going to come through her own children.
However, as the trio journeyed into a bush path leading to the farms, her son brought out a machete and started “cutting their mother” into pieces, it was alleged.
Nemesis however caught with them as an eyewitness confronted the children who threatened to deal with the witness should he report what he had seen along the bush path.
The man was said to have reported the matter to the elders of the community who promptly mobilized the youths to arrest the suspects but the woman died before help could come her way.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Eguavoen when contacted yesterday confirmed the incident.
He disclosed that the incident occurred on July 3rd and that the case was reported to the police by the former husband of the victim, Mr Sunday Itowo.
Eguavoen added that the suspects escaped to Uzebba in Owan West council but were arrested following by operatives of the command.
He said “The case will soon be transferred to the state command for further investigation”.
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