A woman has been arrested by the Lagos State Police command for allegedly maltreating her 8 year old nephew over witchcraft allegation.
The 45 year old woman was reported to have accused the boy of being a wizard and tortures him on a daily basis to rid him of the evil possession.
Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, said:
“This is a case of man’s inhumanity to man reported by one Chinonye Iyonetu, 8-years-old, against one Charity Iyonetu of Animal Kingdom, close to Seme Border, Lagos.
The complainant alleged that the suspect is the elder sister to his father. That sometime in 2016, the suspect came to their village, Agbaai, Nkota LGA of Imo State and brought him to Lagos after his mother abandoned him and left to an unknown place.
“The boy was brought to Lagos sometimes in 2016. He was actually abandoned by his mother and this woman promised to take care of him in Lagos only for her to turn him into a beast. This is just cruel coming from a woman to a little boy”
He claimed that the suspect always maltreat him, accusing him of being a wizard. However, the ordeal of the little boy came to the fore when on May 9, at about 9am, the suspect use horse whip a.k.a Koboko, to flog the complainant, inflicting injuries all over his body.
She thereafter locked him in her one room apartment with his two hands tied behind his back and left to her shop. The complainant was crying and shouting for help which made one Peter Aluku to call the Police.
When the police team arrived, they broke the door of the house and rescued the child”. Imohimi said that the suspect would be charged to the Special and Sexual Offences Court as soon as investigation was concluded.