THE courtroom of the Magistrate Court 4 in Yola was stuffed to the brim because the case was being known as. Many within the small room surged ahead and tried to take snug positions as three younger youngsters accused of witchcraft had been being heralded into the room by officers of the Adamawa State Correctional Service.
And then the drama started to unfold: the confessional assertion made by the three child suspects rattled the gang as they watched and listened to their statements in whole disbelief and awe.
Even the Magistrate, Adamu Abdulraazak, couldn’t cover his bewilderment because the suspects, who had been being arraigned for witchcraft, appeared on with disbelief as he listened to their assertion on oath. The trio had been daring in telling the court docket that they routinely flip into lizards, cats and cows and eat human flesh and successfully afflict folks with sickness and misfortune since they had been initiated into the depraved artwork.
During the court docket sitting, the three minors, all siblings aged between seven and 12 years, confessed to afflicting a good friend of their father, Umar Song, with unusual illness. The trio, who confessed being neck deep in sorcery and different psychic actions, informed the court docket that they usually turned to cows, lizards and cats each time they wished to unleash havoc on their targets, including that they feed on human flesh each three days.
After listening to their confessions, Magistrate Adamu Abdulrazak directed the kids and the lady who allegedly initiated them into witchcraft merely recognized as Handama, to revive the person’s well being with dispatch.
The 4 suspects had been dropped at court docket by Garkuwan Sarkin Mayun Adamawa for allegedly afflicting Umar. In their confessional statements, the kids mentioned that they initially used demonic powers to tie their father’s good friend with ropes and iron as directed by the lady, however added they’d since untied the sufferer and exorcised the evil issues they implanted on him.
Speaking earlier, one of many youngsters, confessed that he was initiated into witchcraft by Handama, whose six youngsters they mentioned had been all witches. The child additionally accused the lady of initiating him within the evening whereas they had been residing collectively in the identical compound, saying that they usually went out for a gathering after each three days at a location known as Dabala.
He added that he used to show right into a lizard earlier than going out for conferences and eat roasted human flesh throughout the assembly, saying that he was prepared to be delivered from the witchcraft.
On his half, the second accused child, additionally accused Handama of initiating him into the devilish act, saying that he had by no means killed anyone though he had been collaborating of their conferences and in addition eats human flesh. He additional disclosed that he has up to now bewitched seven individuals out of which some are lifeless whereas others are in dangerous form. He mentioned he is ready to assault his victims as soon as he turns right into a white cat.
Baring her thoughts, one other child, a nine-year-old lady, informed the court docket that she had been a witch for 3 years having been initiated into the evil cult by her brother and that she had initiated eight individuals into witchcraft.
She additional confessed that she attended conferences after each different day at Dabala, and became a white cow earlier than going out, explaining that Handama has put headache, malaria fever and one thing into their sufferer.
The Justice of the Peace ordered that they be remanded in jail custody and adjourned the case to a later date for continuation of trial.
The crowd, nevertheless, moved to assault the suspects after the Justice of the Peace rose however had been prevented by safety males who managed to ferry them away from the offended crowd.