Father, stepmother kill 10-year-old son over witchcraft in Akwa Ibom

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Father, stepmother kill 10-year-old son over witchcraft in Akwa Ibom

Father, stepmother kill 10-year-old son over witchcraft in Akwa Ibom

By Harris Emmanuel, UYO

A 10-year-old primary six pupil was reportedly killed in Ekpat Iduot village, Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State by his father and stepmother, who accused him of being a wizard and the source of their misfortunes.

Vanguard gathered that the father identified as Kufre and the boy’s stepmother, Rita, on August 29, mixed a rat poison popularly called “otapiapia” and patiently waited for neighbours to leave for church service before perfecting their evil plan.

Sources said as soon as the neighbours left for church, the stepmother, who also has two children for Kufre, pounced on the boy and beat him to stupor; the boy escaped into the bush.

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Not still satisfied with the beating, she was said to have called her husband, who brought the poison, mixed with water and put in a rubber tube and waited for the appropriate time to execute the plan.

The boy, thinking…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper