The African society is a highly spiritual one, and lot of importance are usually given to spiritual matters. Whether our perceived spirituality has helped to improve the society or not is quite arguable.
In recent reports, a woman lost her life after she was taken to an Ogun shrine by her father and to be delivered from witchcraft.
According to reports gathered from The Nation, the deceased’s fiancé, identified as Lucky Oghenetega went to report the death of his partner at the police station.
A 25-year-old young woman, identified as Idowu Ogunkoya was taken to a shrine by her father to be delivered from witchcraft. However, it led to her death.
Going by the report of the deceased’s fiancé, it happened after her hair was shaved and she was reportedly told to drink a substance given to her by the priest, Lekan Olukolu.
Oghenetega’s police report also led to the arrest of the priest,as well as the arrest of Idowu’s father, identified as Temitayo Ogunkoya. They were both arrested at the shrine.
In reaction to the news as gathered from The Nation, police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said:
“The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered that the case be transferred to homicide section, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for proper investigation.
“The CP warned members of the public to desist from primitive and barbaric ways of dealing with matters, especially issues concerning human lives. The command will not tolerate such archaic practices, capable of terminating innocent people’s life unnecessarily.”
In other news, NAIJ.com recently reported the case of six pupils who were initiated into witchcraft in Ondo state, Nigeria.
According to Omo Edema, the oldest pupil who was identified as Idayat revealed that she was initiated by her elderly female neighbor in their old house. Idayat further disclosed that she also initiated her four sisters.
The young girl during the interview further disclosed that all she was given was biscuit and ground by the elderly woman and ever since, she has been bringing people’s glories to them.
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