Residents beat pregnant woman to death over witchcraft accusation

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The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa , Mr . Moses Jitoboh, has confirmed the arrest of five suspects for beating a pregnant woman to death for alleged witchcraft .

Jitoboh told newsmen in Yola on Saturday that the 32-year -old woman , Ayina Afraimu, of Falu village in Guyuk Local Government Area of the state was killed by the suspects who used sticks and rope .

“She was attacked with sticks , rope and killed by five suspects on the allegation that the deceased was a witch, who was responsible for the deaths and sickness of persons in the town of Falu .

“Suspects who committed this nefarious offence are ; Abraham Adamu, 18, Malachi Yilafane , 35, Thomas Aji , 54, Zakariya Chorum, 56 and Miss Newana Ilihal , 20, ” Jitoboh said .

He added that the suspects would be charged to court for culpable homicide , criminal conspiracy , and defamation of character.

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