A Yola Magistrate’s Court on Monday ordered seven defendants to restore the health of a three-year-old girl within 24 hours whom they allegedly bewitched with a life-threatening ailment.
Ripples Nigeria gathered that the matter involved a 60-year-old woman, Halima Jonta, of Dumne town, in the Song Local Government Area of Adamawa State who in a confessional statement said she and two others had killed seven people in seven years since she joined a cult in Dumne town.
Also joined in the case were five kids, said to be between the ages of four and six.
The defendants said efforts to restore the victim’s health were abortive, adding that one Dudu, was the only person who could undo the spell.
The Magistrate, Umar Gangs of Criminal Area Court I ordered that Dudu be arrested with immediate effect and ruled that they would be held responsible for the child’s condition.
He lamented that the affected minors had not reached the age that they could be sent to a remand home, let alone a custodial centre, and wondered how the children were initiated into the cult.
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