July 21, 2011

2 docked in Bauchi over alleged witchcraft


Bauchi – Two persons have been arraigned before a Bauchi Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly bewitching one Hafsatu Sani in the last four years.

Those charged before the court sitting in Warji Local Government Area of the state are Adamu Mamuda and Ibrahim Ganye.

According to the Prosecutor, Inspector Mato Albasu, the two accused persons conspired among themselves and held the said ‘’Hafsatu Sani by witch craft ins the last four years contrary to section 216 of the Penal Code.’’

The prosecutor stated that one of the suspects, Adamu, confessed that “she took away the spirit of Hansatu and gave it to Ibrahim and that presently the spirit is under the custody of Ibrahim. Hafsatu will not be delivered until the two of them crossed over her.”

Ibrahim also agreed that Adama gave him the ‘’spirit of Hafsatu’’, but said that he would not release it because Adamu used the ‘’spirit to pay the debt he (Adamu)’’ reportedly owed him.

However, after a long argument, the duo agreed to release the victim’s spirit after they had crossed over her in court and later gone into the bush and brought some traditional medicine which they administered on  her.