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42 yrs old Adamawa Man Kills Brother Over Witchcraft in Guyuk LGA

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42 yrs old Adamawa Man Kills Brother Over Witchcraft in Guyuk LGA

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Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 42 year old man identified as John Clerkson, for allegedly killing his elder brother accused of witchcraft.

John, who hails from Dumna Zarbu in Guyuk Local Government Areas, allegedly murdered his 57 year old elder brother known as Mohammed Clerkson.

The accused allegedly killed the father of 8 on the 29 August, 2023, during quarrel over the allegation of bewitching the wife of his own son.

gathered that Mohammed was fingered as the witch who caught the spirit of the wife of his son, Robbert Mohammed, as a result of which she fainted.

When the news broke out that he was the witch terrorising the inhabitants of the community, people started trouping with their sick family members to the residence of the deceased to release their spirits.

It was learnt that fight ensued between the deceased and the suspect when the later approached him over the allegations of bewitching their daughter and other sick people which he had confessed.

The suspect confessed that it was some youths who pelted the deceased with stone during the fight as he result of which he died.

Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said that the suspect is in police custody, and promised to ensure his prosecution.

SP Nguroje advised inhabitants of rural communities to to take their sicked relations to medical centers for treatment and avoid taking laws into their own hands.