Alleged witchcraft: 3 policemen, 7 others arrested for killing 2 women in Adamawa

Adamawa commissioner of police, Afolabi Babatola.
Adamawa commissioner of police, Afolabi Babatola.

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Three policemen and seven other residents of Roma community of Dumne in Song local government area of Adamawa State are currently cooling their heels in police custody for killing two women over alleged witchcraft.

A statement by the image maker of Adamawa State Police command, SP Sulaiman Nguroje said the police will ensure that those accused of the killing over alleged witchcraft are diligently prosecuted.

“Adamawa State Police Command came across an unfortunate video which has gone viral in some section of the media especially social media where an Inspector of Police and some members of Vigilantes attached to Dumne Divisional Police Headquarters, were sighted maltreating and assaulting Three (3) women in an unprofessional manner at Roma community, Dumne Development Area in Song Local Government Area over alleged witchcraft.

“The women were stripped naked and beaten mercilessly by the mob over the allegation of witchcraft as a result of which Two of them were brutally murdered.

“The Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola who expressed shock over the unprofessional conduct displayed by the said Inspector, Ahmed Suleiman as well as Vigilante members as watched in the viral video immediately, deployed the Deputy Commissioner of Police who arrested those seen maltreating and assaulting the women.

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“Equally, the CP has ordered for a thorough investigation into the immediate and remote cause(s) of this condemnable incident as well as ensure speedy dispensation of justice.

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“The CP assured that any act of indiscipline and lawlessness will not be tolerated under his watch as those found guilty of this heinous crime against humanity will surely be brought to book,” Nguroje said.


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