BY SUZAN EDEH
BAUCHI – Two persons, Adama Mamuda, female, (45) and Ibrahim Shehu Ganye, 43, were, yesterday, sentenced to two years imprisonment by the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State over their alleged involvement in witchcraft.
They were also ordered to pay the bewitched woman N100,000 as damages for the sufferings and trauma she went through.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Mato Albasu, had earlier charged the two accused for conspiring and bewitching one Hansatu Sani by witchcraft for four years contrary to Section 216 of the Penal Code.
The two accused persons, who confessed to have committed the offence, were compelled by the court to return their victim’s ‘‘spirit,’’ which they reportedly held illegally for the period Sani was bewitched.
The Chief Magistrate had kept Sani under observation for a week to ensure that she recovered after the said spirit was returned to her.
Magistrate Shuaibu who gave the convicts the option to pay a fine of N10,000 each, warned them to desist from such acts in the interest of peace unity and stability of the area.