Nigeria: Teenager Caged for 30 months over Alleged Witchcraft Regains Freedom

A 16-year old girl who was locked up by her parents in a wooden cage for over 30 months on allegation of witchcraft has been rescued in Bayelsa State. 

Over nine years ago, the teenager identified as Blessing Olokumo, a twin, was diagnosed with a strange illness, which triggers convulsion. The illness was later attributed to witchcraft. 

Her father who is also a twin, allegedly built the cage and locked up the girl to keep her away from the main house. 

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