- Operatives of the Nasarawa state police command have arrested two men for allegedly starving their cousin to death
- The two suspects were said to have tied 35-year-old, Mohammed Sani and starved him to death over alleged witchcraft
- The arrested men, however, denied the crime, stating that they only participated in Sani’s burial after discovering his decomposing body in his room.
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Lafia, Nasarawa state - Two men have been arrested by the police for allegedly locking up their 35-year-old cousin, Mohammed Sani and starving him to death over allegations of witchcraft in Nasarawa state.
The state Acting Commissioner of Police, Shettima Muhammad, who disclosed this said Sani was locked in his room where he was starved to death with his hands and legs tied.
According to Daily Trust, CP Muhammad said the family hurriedly buried Sani’s remains.
He said police received information on Thursday, November 30 and that investigations were ongoing to arrest others involved in the crime.
He added that the two arrested suspects said they only participated in Sani’s burial after discovering his decomposing body in his room, according to Leadership.
Adamawa man kills uncle over alleged witchcraft
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Chief Magistrate Court I in Yola, Adamawa state capital remanded a 42-year-old man John Clarkson in prison for allegedly killing his uncle, Mohammed Clarkson accused of witchcraft.
The Magistrate, Alheri Ishaku, gave the order after Clarkson was arraigned before the court for the offence.
Police arrest pastors as members starve to death
The Kenyan police on Saturday, April 15, said a local cult leader was arrested following the death of four followers he reportedly told to starve themselves in order to “meet Jesus”.
Eleven other followers of the Good News International Church led by Makenzie Nthenge were taken to hospital, three of them in critical condition, after being rescued on Friday in the Shakahola forest near the town of Malindi.
He was taken into custody, ahead of a court appearance scheduled for Monday, April 17, 2023.
Nigerian student starving in School Cries out from his room
It is often said that a closed mouth is a closed destiny, and a Nigerian student tearfully opened up about his sad situation at school.
The Niger Delta University student, @whisky_dennis, cried out in a video that things had been so hard for him since he entered the tertiary institution.
According to @whisky_dennis, he has nobody to help as his father is deceased and his mother is a farmer. He added that he had no friends and had been starving for weeks. @whisky_dennis lamented that he was dying.