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Ghana: Juju Man In Hot Soup

Dauda Yakubu, alias Baffour, a 28-year-old spiritualist, has been remanded into police custody by the Koforidua District Magistrate Court ‘A’ presided over by Mrs. Cynthia Wiredu, for an alleged murder.

According to the prosecutor, a search by the police revealed seven cutlasses, an amount of GH¢1,831, ‘juju’ beads, bottles of Schnapps, and a knife.

The prosecutor said in Yakubu’s caution statement, he claimed that he was possessed by the Densu River deity as a mechanic and was directed to perform some rituals to cleanse himself and the car.

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Tanzania: Boy Slaughtered in Ritual Killing

Police in Kagera Region are investigating an incident where a nine-year old boy (name withheld) was murdered, with witchcraft beliefs believed to be the reason.

The boy had disappeared on his way to school on Wednesday morning.

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Ghana: Witch hunting, not Witch Camps, is the National Tragedy

My attention was drawn to a statement credited to the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs Lordina Mahama, that the ‘witch camp is a national tragedy’. Mrs Mahama made this declaration during her recent visit to Gambaga in the Northern region of Ghana.

The First Lady was in Gambaga to inspect a project which she inaugurated last year to provide accommodation and educational facilities to victims of witchcraft accusation at the witch camp. I still cannot understand why government officials in Ghana are condemning the existence of witch camps.

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Nigeria: ‘Bird Woman’ Sons Deny Mother’s Witchcraft Accusation

Apparently, the octogenarian who was almost lynched by a mob after confessing to being a witch, according to the two men is said to be have had been missing from home…

A policeman at the command said, “This morning (Thursday), two men came to the command claiming that they were the sons of the woman. The men said their mother was not a witch and were very angry with the manner the rumour was spreading. They said they were shocked that youths could attack an old woman in her 80s and they were even asking for justice because the woman sustained bruises on her head.”

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Nigeria: Twins Face Ritual Killing

This video introduces Mabel and Bethel, who were born to Christian parents in a remote Nigerian village where twins were considered a curse, and witch doctors rule. However, they were saved from being killed by a home specifically run to look after twins. Glory and her husband, who run the home, have taken in over 60 children. 

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South Africa: Invisible muti backfires

An alleged sangoma’s claim to help two suspects appear invisible while committing crimes backfired when the muti he sold them failed to work. This resulted in the suspects and the sangoma being arrested by Reaction Unit South Africa officers in Oaklands, Verulam, recently.

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Nigeria: 500 Juju Powered Men Waiting For Military Approval To bring Back The Abducted Girls

Traditional hunters armed with home made guns and poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in hundreds and are eager to use their juju skills to help find the abducted girls. Between the ages of 18 to 80, all 500 have been waiting for two weeks in Bornu to get backing from the Military.

These men were selected by their peers for their spiritual powers twirl around and stab themselves with no apparent harm. They also have herbs and other substances wrapped in leather pouches. with cowrie shells, animal teeth and leather bracelets they say they are impenetrable to bullets. 

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UK: Man who killed his wife said he’s been plagued by visions of a jinn

Ahmed Al-Khatib admits killing Rania Alayed, 25, of Beechfield Street, Cheetham Hill, and burying her in a copse on the A19 in North Yorkshire in June last year. Her body has not been found.

Mr Al-Khatib, 34, denies murder on mental health grounds, saying he was hearing voices and seeing frightening visions in the build-up to the killing.

He described being plagued by visions of a jinn from the age of six. He told court the jinn took on the shapes of relatives, animals and a “devil” – even leaving “fingermarks” around his neck – and goaded him to commit suicide.

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Tanzania: EU ‘appalled’ by Albino killings in Tanzania

The European Union delegation in Tanzania has expressed deep concern over the murder of albinos in the East African country.

“We have been shocked and appalled by the murder of Ms. Munghu Lugata on the 12th of this month,” head of the E.U. delegation, Filiberto Cerian Sebregondi, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

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Nigeria: Jungle Justice – Youths Set Suspected Witch Ablaze

Angry youths in Abala community near Asaba, Delta State yesterday set a middle-aged woman suspected to be a witch ablaze, accusing her of being responsible for barrenness of many women in the community.

It was gathered that but for the timely intervention of security agents who came to the scene and put out the fire, the woman, identified as Mama Philo, would have been completely burnt.

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