A Yola Magistrate’s Court ordered seven defendants to restore the health of a three-year-old girl whom they allegedly inflicted with a strange illness.
The Magistrate Umar Gangs-led Criminal Area Court I gave the defendants 24 hours to comply with the order.
The defendants were arrested and arraigned over allegations that they inflicted the victim with a life-threatening illness.
The matter involved a 60-year-old woman, Halima Jonta, of Dumne town, in the Song Local Government Area of Adamawa State, five kids, said to be between the ages of four and six.
During the court sitting, Jonta said she and two other alleged witches had killed seven people in seven years since she joined the cult in Dumne town.
They claimed that efforts by them to resolve the child’s illness were abortive, adding that one Dudu, now at large, was the only person who could undo the spell.
Presiding over the matter, Gangs ordered that Dudu be arrested with immediate effect adding the the court would hold them responsible if the health condition of the child deteriorated.