A Nigerian woman identified as Elizabeth Akinola, has been arrested for allegedly beating 4 year old Toke Testimony to death during deliverance from demonic spirits after being tagged a witch. Recall that few weeks ago, an unidentified woman, was reported to have beaten her daughter to a state of unconsciousness and was later rushed her to the Ondo State University Teaching Hospital, Akure.
The woman was said to have immediately grabbed the corpse and ran out of the hospital when she the doctor confirmed that the girl was brought in dead. Fortunately, the 37 year old woman has been arrested and arranged at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure on a two-count charge bordering on murder and physical assault of the deceased. Report has it that the father of the deceased, Felix, is still on the run and yet to be caught.
The presiding judge, Magistrate Victoria Bob-Manuel, ordered the remand of Elizabeth in prison custody pending the outcome of advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). She adjourned to October 9, 2019.
Concerned Nigerians have shared their thoughts on this disturbing issue. See some reactions below:
“They also need to arrest pastor, alfa, babalawo or whoever that told them the kid was a witch.”
“When some ppl are crying day and Night praying for fruit of the womb.. these ones are killing theirs! This life”
“How can one beat his/her own child to death this is the height of witchcraft mehn”
“They should get angry military men to flog her too. She also needs deliverance. Ewu”
“Religion the best tool for modern slavery …..why destroy what u can’t create with the same weapon u should use to protect it”
“They must find that man… If dey never find him… I speak it into existence that he will live a long and painful life and die alone with his guts spewing out of his chest.”
“May God punish her,she doesn’t deserve to be recognized as a mother let alone to be called one…..I don’t really think she went through those pains to give birth!!!! She should be flogged the same way before anything else.RUBBISH”
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