Man chains, tortures his children for six months after Pastor labelled them witches.
A man identified as Johnson Amos 48, from Ekpene Obo in Esit Eket, and his wife Uduak Johnson, have been accused of chaining and torturing their children after they were labelled a witch and wizard by a Pastor.
The Child Right And Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) came to the rescue of the children after they got an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen who feared that the kid might die of hunger and torture.
According to reports, the father hardly gave the kids food and water as punishment.
“We’ve not been going to school for more than a year now. My stepmom, Uduak Johnson took us to many churches to confirm whether we’re witches or not but a pastor told her that we were not witches.
She said that the pastor is a liar. She took us to another church and the prophet there said we were witches. When I denied it she used stone and hit my head, blood-soaked my whole body and I fainted. ” said twelve years old Abasiofon, a primary 4 female pupil of Government Primarily School, Iko Eket” the older son said
CRARN got a tipoff from an anonymous caller who pleaded with them to come immediately and rescue the children otherwise they’d die of hunger and torture.
“When we arrived their father and stepmother said they were prepared to go to jail instead of owning the “demonic children “
“Mr Amos, who currently lives in Iko Eket, in Eket Local Government Area, wrote a declamation denouncing his children. The case has been lodged with the Nigeria Police Force, Eket Area Command, while the two hapless kids have joined other kids in the shelter, the CRARN Children Centre, Eket.”
Mr Johnson Amos in a written letter handed his children over to representatives of CRAN center to be registered at the Eket police station and be taken care of by CRAN staff.