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Angry Man kills Mother in Adamawa over witchcraft practice


Angry Man kills Mother in Adamawa over witchcraft practice

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.... sympathizes with Father for staying with her over the years

An angry man identified as Sadiq Idrissu, has reportedly shot and killed his mother accused of witchcraft in Adamawa state.

The 30-year-old Sadiq of Boga in Gombi Local Government Area, opened fire on his biological mother on the 5th December, 2023, leaving her lifeless.

Sadiq, who admitted killing his mother, added that he does not regret killing her; instead, he sympathized with his father for marrying and staying with her for all this while.

“I killed my mother because she appeared to me as a witch. People have been accusing her of witchcraft for about 2 years. It is true because something kept frightening more, especially at night”, he stated.

The suspect, who drinks a chemical known as “suck and die” said that his mother had been appearing to him in a dream as a witch and kept sending terrible fears and causing him sleepless nights.

He narrated that on that fateful day, he stormed their family house in the mid the night and could not find his mother in the room only his sister who was sleeping, explaining that he immediately remembered that his mother had gone out to perpetrate witchcraft.

According to him, he also entered his father’s room but couldn’t find her, and while going out he saw her and shot her 2 times which confirmed to him that she was a witch.

While confirming the incident, the Spokesman of the Adamawa State Police Command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, explained that the suspect murdered his mother over an allegation of witchcraft.

SP Nguroje said that the suspect was apprehended following a tip-off, saying that the Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, has directed that the matter be transferred to CID for discreet investigation and prosecution.