Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Witchcraft Allegation: Father Burns 13Years Old Son With Iron, Ties Him To Window For 3 Days In Delta State

A father of five, Austin Segun, who tied his 13-year-old son to a burglar-proof for three days because a Church leader said the boy was a wizard, has been given an ultimatum to leave Eruemukohwarien community, Ughelli North LGA of Delta State.

Mr. Segun was said to have been released on bail after he was arrested and detained at the Ughelli ‘A’ Division Police Station over the incident. The victim, Tobi Segun, who just finished his Primary 6 School Leaving Certificate exams, was rescued by a group of vigilante, who heard him whimpering at about 2a.m.

One of the vigilante members, who rescued the victim, told Vanguard that during their routine night patrol, they heard the faint cry of the boy saying he wants to die and that he can no longer bear the torture.

The boy was tied to the window protector while his hands were tied behind him. Confirming the incident, the victim’s step-mother, Mrs. Edijala Favour Segun, said: “They told us that he is a wizard at a Church we went to for prayers and he also admitted that he is a wizard.

''At a point, my husband had to use a hot iron to burn his palm and feet owing to his misbehaviour. Despite this, he opened the fridge in the house and ate everything. This led to my husband tying his hands and legs to the protector. He had just been tied for three days before we were arrested.

''I was asked to take Tobi to the Ughelli Central Hospital for treatment. My husband was able to secure his release, but the IPO in charge of the case ordered that we should move out of the community.”

Recounting his ordeal to Vanguard, Tobi said: “I always run from the house because I am not comfortable. My mother is dead and the woman here is my step-mother.”

UPDATE: Meanwhile, as soon as Vanguard’s publication of the story hit the newsstand on Monday, the Police went after the suspect they initially released and charged him to court for his actions.

Surprisingly, when Vanguard put a call through to his (Segun) mobile line yesterday evening, it was picked up by his wife, Mrs. Edijala Favour Segun, who confirmed the arrest and remand of her husband at the Okere Prison.

Speaking in Pidgin English, she said: “Them don arrest my husband, carry am go Okere Prison. I dey Ughelli Police Station now and them wan still carry me go Okere today (yesterday).

“Welfare people done carry all of the children. I no know which kin wahala be this.”

She meant: “They have arrested my husband and taken him to Okere Prison. I am at Ughelli Police Station as we speak, and they want to take me to Okere today (yesterday).

“Welfare officers have taken all the children away. I don’t know what kind of problem this is.”

No comments:

Post a Comment

Y'all read and don't drop comments, how do y'all close those eyes of yours and sleep @night? Lol.. You have a voice, LET IT COUNT, use this platform to air your views.. Don't be a reader only, pls be a contributor, lol. Thanks for visiting, hope to see more of you.. XXX