Three children – Obama Anthony, Bitrus Anthony, and Grace Anthony – all siblings aged between seven and 12 years have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court IV sitting in Yola for alleged witchcraft in Adamawa State.
The minors, who were arraigned before the court presided by Magistrate Adamu Abdulrazak, narrated how they turn to lizards, cats, and cows to afflict their victims with illnesses, adding that they feed on human flesh every three days.
The trio who confessed to being neck-deep in sorcery and other psychic activities confessed to afflicting a friend of their father, Umar Song, with a strange disease.
The three kids and a woman, who allegedly initiated them into witchcraft simply identified as Handama, were brought to the court by a community leader and Sarkin Mayu Adamawa, Kabiru Garba, for allegedly bewitching Umar.
In their confessional statements, the children said they initially used demonic powers to tie their father’s friend with ropes and iron as directed by the woman (Handama).
After listening to their confessions, Magistrate Adamu Abdulrazak directed Handama and the children to untied the victim and exorcised the evil things they implanted in him.
Three Child Confess To Witchcraft In Adamawa
One of the kids, Obama Anthony, who is 12 years old, confessed that he was initiated into witchcraft by Handama, saying that the woman has six children and all of them are witches.
Obama also accused the woman of initiating him in the night while they were living together in the same compound. He said they normally go out for a meeting after every three days at a location called Dabala.
He told said he turns into a lizard before going out for meetings and eats roasted human flesh during the meeting, saying that he is willing to be delivered from the witchcraft.
On his part, Bitrus Anthony, who is seven years old, also accused Handama of initiating him in the devilish act, saying that he has never killed anybody, but he has been participating in their meetings and also eats human flesh.
Bitrus further disclosed that they have so far bewitched seven people noting that some of them are alive, while some of them are dead. He said that he turns into a white cat before attacking his victims.
Baring her mind, Grace Anthony who is nine years old informed said she has been a witch for three years, narrating that it was her brother, Obama who initiated her, and that she has so far bewitched eight people.
Grace further confessed that she attends meetings after every one day at Dabala, and turns into a white cow before going out, explaining that Handama has put headache, malaria fever and something into their victim.
KanyiDaily had also reported how seven self-confessed ‘witches’ were dragged before a court in Yola, Adamawa state capital, over the failing health of a 3-year-old girl.